A mum-of-two who nicknamed herself the ‘Iron Lady’ beat up a 14-year old girl and vowed to slit her throat after the victim got caught up in a fight with her teenage stepdaughter.
Carla Wiles, 36, jumped into her car after being told about the fight and ambushed the youngster in the street.
As her stepdaughter Olivia, then also 14, looked on, Wiles grabbed the terrified victim by the hair and shouted: “Have you been hitting my daughter?”
Wiles, who described her personality as ‘fighter’ on a Facebook ‘what kind of woman are you’ post, then repeatedly kicked and punched her about the face and body.
She then warned the girl: “If you touch my daughter again, I’m going to slit your throat and your Mum’s throat,” before jumping back in her car.
Olivia also joined in the attack, kicking her classmate in the face and the back.
The injured girl suffered a broken nose and multiple bruising in the assault in February 2017.
At Minshull Street Crown Court, Wiles, from Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, in Greater Manchester, was sentenced to two years jail suspended for two years after she was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and making threats to kill at an earlier hearing in July 2019.
Olivia, now 18, was given a nine month youth rehabilitation order and was ordered to pay the victim £250 compensation after being convicted of assault.
Sentencing had been delayed on Wiles due to repeated adjournments because she had appealed unsuccessfully against her convictions.
The court heard the victim was targeted following a feud with Wiles’ stepdaughter over “catty remarks”.
Prosecutor Andrew Evans said: “She suffered from dyspraxia and dyslexia and knew the defendant’s stepdaughter from school.
“She had gone to meet some friends when she encountered Olivia who was making unpleasant remarks about her and trying to goad her into a fight.
“Olivia tried to grab the girl by the hair and the girl did the same and they both went to the floor.
“The girl then got up and walked away. Fifteen minutes later, the girl was with her friends when a car pulled up next to them.
“She didn’t recognise the driver but it was the defendant, with her she had her stepdaughter in the back.
“The defendant got out and said to the girl ‘have you been hitting my daughter?’ then grabbed her hair.
“The girl grabbed the defendant’s hair also but she fell to the floor. The defendant then kicked her on the floor and punched her while still holding onto her hair.
“Olivia got out of the car at this point shouting at the girl to ‘get off her mum’ before joining in the attack, kicking the girl in the face and the back.
“The attack stopped with the defendant telling the girl ‘if you touch my daughter again, I’m going to slit your throat and your mum’s throat’.
“They then both got back into the car and drove away quickly. The girl went to her friend’s house where she was taken to hospital.”
The victim attended A&E with a cut to the upper lip, dried blood in the nostrils and across the face, swelling and tenderness across the nose, plus bruising below the left eye, to her back and chin.
She attended a clinic the next day and was found to have suffered a fractured nose, which required treatment under an anaesthetic.
Wiles had 21 previous offences on her record including an offence of assaulting a police officer for which she was jailed for eight weeks in 2009.
She also had previous for racially aggravating public disorder in 2019.
She had been in custody since last September following her unsuccessful appeal against the latest convictions.
In mitigation defence counsel Miss Suzanne Hargreaves said: “Miss Wiles is stated to be extremely clinically vulnerable.
“At the time of the offence, she had recently had a baby. She has expressed her deep remorse in respect to this.
“She has been in an unusual situation that while she did have a trial, she has had a lengthy period to reflect and consider the situation.”
Sentencing Judge Maurice Greene told Wiles: “The offence was as a result of your stepdaughter having a fight with the victim.
“You became involved later and tried to get some revenge – turning up in your car and then attacking this girl grabbing her hair and kicking & punching her.
“It was a very unpleasant assault against a vulnerable girl.”
Wiles who nicknamed herself the “Iron Lady” and described her personality as “Fighter” on a Facebook “What kind of woman are you” post was also banned from contacting the victim under the terms of a two year restraining order.