A TEEN girl slapped her mum and put her phone down the toilet – after the woman poured a saucepan of water over two boys she found sleeping in her daughter’s bedroom.
Swindon Youth Court heard the Malmesbury girl also assaulted her mum when she tried to stop her from baking hash brownies. The teen’s sister had previously almost eaten one of the cannabis treats.
Prosecutor Nick Barr said the 17-year-old’s mum had found two strange boys sleeping in her daughter’s bedroom last August. She tried to rouse them but they would not get up. In a bid to get them out of the house she filled a pan with water and poured it on the lads.
That angered her daughter. The girl told her mother “if you want it like that” then poured a bottle of water over the woman and slapped her to the back of the bed. Later, the woman discovered that her iPhone 5 had been put down the toilet.
Two months later, the girl was making hash brownies in the kitchen after going out the night before.
Her mum told her she couldn’t, as the girl’s sister had previously almost eaten one by accident.
In the argument that ensued the woman tried to pull her daughter away from the oven. She was slapped to the face then bitten on the hand.
In a victim personal statement read to the court the mum accused her daughter of having a complete lack of respect for her and using the family home as her “own personal doss house”. She told magistrates: “I feel like a rag doll.”
The girl, who cannot be named as she is under 18, pleaded guilty to assault by beating and criminal damage.
Gordon Hotson, defending, said: “Things have moved on very positively since then.” She had been working on a voluntary basis with the youth offending team and had a well-paid job at a Malmesbury firm.
Magistrates gave her a six month youth referral order. Chairman of the bench Janet Morgan said: “Hitting your mum is the worst person you could hit, because that’s the lady who gave birth to you and gave you a chance at life.”