A mum who lured a teenager to her home before attacking him with a rolling pin and threatening him with a knife, has been spared jail.
Kimberley Jepson sent a text message to the teenage boy, pretending to be from her daughter.
However, when the teenager visited Jepson’s house on Railway Terrace in Great Harwood, Jepson was waiting for him in the yard with a rolling pin.
She then proceeded to hit the victim with the rolling pin to the head and body.
Burnley Crown Court heard that Jepson then went inside her house after being disarmed of the implement, and returned with a knife, which she ‘brandished’ close to his face.
Sarah Gruffydd, prosecuting, told the court that she also ‘got him by the scruff of the neck and headbutted him to the face’.
The victim suffered a bump to the right side of his head and bruises to his nose.
Jepson, 33, pleaded guilty to affray and possessing an offensive weapon and was given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay £300 costs.
Miss Gruffydd told the court that Jepson had sent the text message on July 13 last year ‘as a ploy’ because she had received information ‘from another party that he had been responsible for some damage to her car’.
The attack was witnessed by neighbours, before the teenage boy left the yard and called the police.
Ken Hind, defending, said: “She accepts she was wrong to do what she did and deeply regrets what had happened. There is genuine remorse in relation to her.
“The concerns I have are people have turned up at her place of employment and been seeking her because she has been driven out of her home in Great Harwood and gone elsewhere.
“She has been so worried about this she collapsed at her job last week and had to be taken home.
“She is suffering from deep anxiety and I would say depression and is receiving GP assistance in relation to this.”
Judge Beverley Lunt said she had read a pre-sentence report on Jepson but did not want the details read out in open court to ‘prevent further repercussions to her’.
She told the court: “If ever a woman acted stupidly in getting this man to her back yard it was her.”