A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was attacked by her mum when she went to visit her on Mother's Day, a court was told.

Blackburn magistrates heard that Michelle McGuinness pinned her daughter on the sofa and tried to throttle her.

The girl tricked her mum into releasing her.

But, after fleeing from the house, she was grabbed by the hair and her head was repeatedly banged against a concrete lamppost.

But, despite already being subject to a suspended prison sentence for offences of assault, McGuinness walked free from court.

McGuinness, 34, of Beaumaris Avenue, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assault.

She was sentenced to 120 days in prison, suspended for two years, made subject to community supervision for 12 months, with a condition she attends for alcohol treatment, and ordered to pay £150 compensation to her daughter and £65 costs.

For breaching the suspended sentence, imposed in December 2006, 180 days suspended for two years, for an assault on a neighbour and assaulting a police custody officer she was sentenced to six months alcohol treatment, to run concurrently with the other order.

Neil Standage, prosecuting, said when the daughter went to visit McGuinness on Mother's Day she found the house in disarray and her mum had been drinking.

McGuinness asked if her daughter was going to come back to live with her and when she said no started to turn nasty.