ANTIDEPRESSANTS: WOMAN ATTACKS ANOTHER WOMAN: JAILED 1 Year: UK

Last two paragraphs read:  “He said: “She was on
anti-depressants at the time.
It seems the combination of those
circumstances and difficulties at the time led her to flare up in an
inappropriate, serious manner.”

” ‘There was a conversation and she
reacted in a completely inappropriate
manner’.”

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/Mum-jailed-vicious-city-centre-attack/article-1331385-detail/article.html

Mum-of-three jailed after vicious city centre attack

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 07:00

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A MOTHER-OF-THREE has been jailed for a
year after attacking a woman she accused of being a prostitute.

Kerrie
Thomas, 31, of Stotfield Road, Bilborough, repeatedly punched the woman in the
face and kicked her.

The victim, who had been out with a friend on
Valentine’s Night, lost her little fingernails as she defended herself and had
scratches to her jaw and a swollen nose.

Police came to her rescue and
tracked down and arrested Thomas.

At Nottingham Crown Court, Thomas
pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm.

Judge Dudley
Bennett said she would get credit for her plea, but added: “This was a very
serious assault. It was a gratuitous assault, unprovoked, upon another woman of
a similar sort of age.

“You punched her and kicked her in the face on the
floor, and it has had a profound effect on her. The fact remains you have a
number of prior convictions for violence, house burglary, robbery and wounding
in 2001. This kind of gratuitous violence cannot be tolerated.”

The
victim, aged 36, had been with a friend at 2am on Sunday, February 15, when she
was attacked.

She was eating food in St James’s Street, Nottingham city
centre, when she saw Thomas with an elderly friend and went to check he was OK
as she thought he was vulnerable.

Thomas came over, said, “how dare you”,
and accused the woman of being a prostitute and taking advantage of the man, the
court heard.

Robbie Singh, prosecuting, said after Thomas punched the

woman in the face, she fell to the floor and curled up in a ball. She was then
kicked in the face. Afterwards, the victim had bruising to her head and could
not brush her hair or speak properly for a week.

“In April this year she
said she was nervous, her confidence has gone and she has to be met in town if
she catches a bus on her own,” said Mr Singh.

Andrew Wesley, mitigating,
said Thomas was previously in a long-term relationship that broke up against a
background of domestic violence.

He said: “She was on anti-depressants at
the time. It seems the combination of those circumstances and difficulties at
the time led her to flare up in an inappropriate, serious manner.

“There
was a conversation and she reacted in a completely inappropriate
manner.”

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Stealing: Woman: England

Paragraph 11 reads:  “He added,  ‘She was going through a lot of difficulties in her personal life at this time.
She was the victim of domestic violence and was on fairly strong anti-depressants’.

http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/Woman-could-face-jail-after.5525458.jp

Woman could face jail after petrol pay fraud

Published Date: 05 August 2009
A 25-YEAR-OLD woman who breached a suspended prison sentence by claiming she couldn’t pay for petrol and then leaving false details at the Langney filling station will be sent to the crown court.
Joanna Marie Hunt appeared before the town’s magistrates court on Friday morning (July 31) and admitted two counts of fraud by false representation.
The court heard Hunt had been to the Esso petrol station, Langney Rise, on May 15 and 18 and filled her vehicle with £20 worth of petrol on both occasions.
She then claimed she was unable to pay and had to fill out a form stating she would return with the money within 24 hours.
On both occasions she gave a false address, number plate and mobile number on the form and on the second occasion she also put a false name.
When Hunt didn’t return to pay for the fuel the manager viewed the CCTV footage of the garage forecourt, took down her vehicle registration plate and phoned the police.
Hunt was later arrested in her vehicle, near Southend.
Prosecutor Heather Salvage told magistrates Hunt had since been back to the Esso station and paid back the money owed.
This offence put Hunt in breach of a three-month prison sentence which was suspended for 18 months and imposed on January 24, 2008.
In mitigation, Christos Christou said Hunt was at the very end of her suspended sentence.
He added, “She was going through a lot of difficulties in her personal life at this time.
“She was the victim of domestic violence and was on fairly strong anti-depressants.”
Magistrates ordered Hunt to be sentenced at the crown court and she will appear on a date to be fixed.
She was granted unconditional bail.

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DEPRESSION MED: Violence: Man Beats Up Frail Neighbor: England

Fourth paragraph from the end reads: “Rod Hunt, in mitigation, said his client had been mixing alcohol with anti-depressant tablets, which had made him turn violent.”

Paragraphs four & five read: “In a letter to the court, Mr Hodgson described Summersgill as a decent man and said the brutal assault was out-of-character.”

“The pair were friends at the time, and Summersgill and his partner, Heather Barnett, acted as carers for their neighbour.”

Paragraphs seven & eight read: “Paul Newcombe, prosecuting, said that without warning, Summersgill turned to his housebound friend and said he would kill him.”

“He then grabbed him by the throat and squeezed tightly as he pushed him onto a bed in his front room.”

SSRI Stories Note: The Physicians Desk Reference states that antidepressants can cause a craving for alcohol and alcohol abuse. Also, the liver cannot metabolize the antidepressant and the alcohol simultaneously, thus leading to higher levels of both alcohol and the antidepressant in the human body.

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/4515923.Man_jailed_for_threats_to_kill_frail_neighbour/

Man jailed for threats to kill frail neighbour
1:06pm Tuesday 28th July 2009

By Neil Hunter »

A DRUNK who throttled a wheelchair- bound neighbour after threatening to kill him was yesterday jailed for four years.

Paul Summersgill left the frail pensioner on the floor of his home and stole his mobile phone and spectacles before fleeing.

Teesside Crown Court heard that Bernard Hodgson, 65, blacked out during the attack, which left him covered in wounds and bruises.

In a letter to the court, Mr Hodgson described Summersgill as a decent man and said the brutal assault was out-of-character.

The pair were friends at the time, and Summersgill and his partner, Heather Barnett, acted as carers for their neighbour.

On the day of the attack, April 9, Summersgill had been at Mr Hodgson’s home watching television and drinking his beer.

Paul Newcombe, prosecuting, said that without warning, Summersgill turned to his housebound friend and said he would kill him.

He then grabbed him by the throat and squeezed tightly as he pushed him onto a bed in his front room.

On the brink of consciousness, Mr Hodgson then had his face pushed into a pillow.

Summersgill then loosened his grip and took the phone and glasses.

After a short time, Summersgill threw a chair at Mr Hodgson, knocking him to the floor.

Mr Newcombe said: “He then straddled him, using his knees on the victim’s shoulders to pin him to the floor. He again put his hands around the victim’s throat, strangling him and striking him repeatedly across the face.”

Rod Hunt, in mitigation, said his client had been mixing alcohol with anti-depressant tablets, which had made him turn violent.

Summersgill, 34, of The Bungalows, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The court heard that last year he throttled his girlfriend, now pregnant, until she lost consciousness.

Judge Tony Briggs, who described Mr Hodgson’s supportive letter as “unusual and extremely generous”, said: “It was a nasty, vicious attack and custody is inevitable.”

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