Newport woman jailed for breaking arm of 'love rival'

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By Emma Mackintosh   A WOMAN who broke a "love rival's" arm during an unprovoked attack outside a Newport city centre pub has been jailed.

Jordana Cummings, 22, from Medway Road, Bettws, was in the Greyhound pub shortly after midnight on June 29 this year when she went up behind Emma Brown and pushed her to the floor.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how Cummings believed Ms Brown had had a fling with her boyfriend 12 months previously.

CCTV footage showed Ms Brown leaving the pub and trying to hail a taxi, when the defendant grabbed her hair and threw her to the ground, kicking and punching her while she was still on the ground.

Stuart McLeese, prosecuting, said the defendant was pulled off Ms Brown, who went to the Royal Gwent Hospital with a fractured right arm which required an operation to pin and plate the injury.

In interview with police, Cummings said there had been ill-feeling between the pair and said she had gone into a rage when she saw the complainant.  She said she was devastated by her behaviour which was out of character.

Hashim Salmann, mitigating, said Cummings, a single mother, felt genuine remorse for her actions and was ashamed.

The judge, Recorder Gareth Evans QC, said: "As soon as you saw her you wanted to cause her harm, and you did. You followed her outside and continued to kick and kick and kick.

"This was violence at night and if you were a man there would be no question of me pausing to consider if you should go to prison."

Cummings sobbed as she was sentenced to 12 months in prison, of which she will serve six, and was made the subject of a restraining order against Ms Brown until further notice.

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1:48pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Llanmartinangel says...

'a single mother' is mitigation in what way exactly? Should this lunatic have been bringing up a child at all?
'a single mother' is mitigation in what way exactly? Should this lunatic have been bringing up a child at all? Llanmartinangel
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3:51pm Sat 10 Nov 12

rhinestine says...

Another example of the uneducated, chav culture in Newport. Single mother, what a gret example to her kids, who, no doubt will suffer from having a parent like this in the long run.

I hope she learns from her mistake.
Another example of the uneducated, chav culture in Newport. Single mother, what a gret example to her kids, who, no doubt will suffer from having a parent like this in the long run. I hope she learns from her mistake. rhinestine
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8:24pm Sat 10 Nov 12

digispamman says...

another stellar performance from one of newports finest! late night street entertainment at its best!
another stellar performance from one of newports finest! late night street entertainment at its best! digispamman
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8:28pm Sat 10 Nov 12

digispamman says...

i forgot to say, put her in the stocks for a month, birch her, lock her up for 10 years in solitary on a diet of ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i think you know the rest!
i forgot to say, put her in the stocks for a month, birch her, lock her up for 10 years in solitary on a diet of ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i think you know the rest! digispamman
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8:57am Sun 11 Nov 12

chris227 says...

mm a least she got a sentence which is good - single mum out drinking to midnight come on cameron cut the single mums and walking stick clubs benefits.
mm a least she got a sentence which is good - single mum out drinking to midnight come on cameron cut the single mums and walking stick clubs benefits. chris227
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2:24pm Sun 11 Nov 12

NakedDancer says...

Dodgy comment by the judge "if you were a man"...what's that got to do with it?. Do the crime - do the time. At least he got the sentence right.
Dodgy comment by the judge "if you were a man"...what's that got to do with it?. Do the crime - do the time. At least he got the sentence right. NakedDancer
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9:32pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Dixie Smith says...

This woman was a bully at school and clearly motherhood hasn't changed her one bit.

Social services should be looking at whether she is a fit mother.
This woman was a bully at school and clearly motherhood hasn't changed her one bit. Social services should be looking at whether she is a fit mother. Dixie Smith
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8:20pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Dee-Gee says...

NakedDancer wrote:
Dodgy comment by the judge "if you were a man"...what's that got to do with it?. Do the crime - do the time. At least he got the sentence right.
Distinctly dodgy. Should I be unfortunate enough to be violently attacked, I'd like the attacker punished without regard to the contents of their underwear, thanks very much....
[quote][p][bold]NakedDancer[/bold] wrote: Dodgy comment by the judge "if you were a man"...what's that got to do with it?. Do the crime - do the time. At least he got the sentence right.[/p][/quote]Distinctly dodgy. Should I be unfortunate enough to be violently attacked, I'd like the attacker punished without regard to the contents of their underwear, thanks very much.... Dee-Gee
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6:38am Tue 13 Nov 12

rover100rich says...

its always out of character isnt it.
its always out of character isnt it. rover100rich
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1:06pm Tue 13 Nov 12

jonathan25 says...

My sister got bitten on the face in an unprovoked attack in the greyhound. The little troll who bit her got found guilty but got a suspended sentence. The fact that she was a mother was enough mitigation to spare her jail. If her mums is like that then surely she is better off without her! My sister got awarded a poultry amount and still hasn't seen a penny. Yet she can afford to go out and get hammered . The police seem to have been desensitised by violence in the city and forget that some people are law abiding and just want to go out for a nice drink without being beat up.They were useless when my sis reported it and they just let the offender go on the night when she said she didn't do anything(she's not going to admit it is she). Then pay her a visit a week after the attack. I then call the police to ask whats going on and the agressive chav on the line supposedly a police officer says 'what has it got to do with you'. Police and justice system need to start dealing with vermin in the correct manner and try and being a little bit more sensitive with victims and families. They seem to be more concerned with being heavy handed and tough on petty crime but too scared to deal with crime which might be challenging and mean they will have to do some real work. apologies to those police who take there work seriously but all i have had is very bad experiences!
My sister got bitten on the face in an unprovoked attack in the greyhound. The little troll who bit her got found guilty but got a suspended sentence. The fact that she was a mother was enough mitigation to spare her jail. If her mums is like that then surely she is better off without her! My sister got awarded a poultry amount and still hasn't seen a penny. Yet she can afford to go out and get hammered . The police seem to have been desensitised by violence in the city and forget that some people are law abiding and just want to go out for a nice drink without being beat up.They were useless when my sis reported it and they just let the offender go on the night when she said she didn't do anything(she's not going to admit it is she). Then pay her a visit a week after the attack. I then call the police to ask whats going on and the agressive chav on the line supposedly a police officer says 'what has it got to do with you'. Police and justice system need to start dealing with vermin in the correct manner and try and being a little bit more sensitive with victims and families. They seem to be more concerned with being heavy handed and tough on petty crime but too scared to deal with crime which might be challenging and mean they will have to do some real work. apologies to those police who take there work seriously but all i have had is very bad experiences! jonathan25
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4:45pm Thu 15 Nov 12

alovingmother says...

i see peoples comments are based clearly on what was written in the paper, do any of us actually know what this woman side of the story was or anything about this young mother and the way she brings up her child/children. you are all judging her for going out on a night out which i'm sure a lot of people do themselves and you are all under the assumption she is a regular town go'er, nobody seems to know her personally know or the way she lives her life or the way she is with child/children. surely people were brought up with the quote "if you haven't got anything nice to say then don't say anything at all" and get all your facts straight before you judge.
yes this girl clearly done the crime and now she is doing her time and she will probably do it quietly without complaining so she can get home to her family. i am sure this girl will not make the same mistake again.
i see peoples comments are based clearly on what was written in the paper, do any of us actually know what this woman side of the story was or anything about this young mother and the way she brings up her child/children. you are all judging her for going out on a night out which i'm sure a lot of people do themselves and you are all under the assumption she is a regular town go'er, nobody seems to know her personally know or the way she lives her life or the way she is with child/children. surely people were brought up with the quote "if you haven't got anything nice to say then don't say anything at all" and get all your facts straight before you judge. yes this girl clearly done the crime and now she is doing her time and she will probably do it quietly without complaining so she can get home to her family. i am sure this girl will not make the same mistake again. alovingmother
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7:02pm Thu 15 Nov 12

johncummingsnewport says...

Dixie Smith wrote:
This woman was a bully at school and clearly motherhood hasn't changed her one bit.

Social services should be looking at whether she is a fit mother.
listen she may have been a bully but what ever happened to moving forward and wiping the slate clean she is not an unfit mother, she is a marvelous mum, and dont you think a year away from her two year old son is enough punishment if you want someone to gossip about try picking onyourself for a change and yes jord is my sister if you got anything nasty keep it to yourself or say it to mine or jords face
[quote][p][bold]Dixie Smith[/bold] wrote: This woman was a bully at school and clearly motherhood hasn't changed her one bit. Social services should be looking at whether she is a fit mother.[/p][/quote]listen she may have been a bully but what ever happened to moving forward and wiping the slate clean she is not an unfit mother, she is a marvelous mum, and dont you think a year away from her two year old son is enough punishment if you want someone to gossip about try picking onyourself for a change and yes jord is my sister if you got anything nasty keep it to yourself or say it to mine or jords face johncummingsnewport
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