Prosecutor Paul Spratt told Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court how Gayle Davenport, another woman who has not been prosecuted, and two juveniles carried out the assault on the evening of July 12 last year.
He said: "The prostitute and her friend indicated they would move on.
"But the women had determined she was a cause of nuisance and they were going to take out their anger on her. She was punched repeatedly to the face and was repeatedly kicked with force on the floor.
"To protect herself, she asserted she was pregnant, but that did nothing but inflame the situation. She was kicked with force."Because that's how some people settle disputes now. Call the police? Nah, that Cameron geezer said we 'ad a 'Big Society', innit?
This does seem rather an inbred sort of place, mind you...
The woman ran to a kebab shop for help. But the group followed her to the takeaway and continued the assault.
She was punched in the face, dragged outside and punched again.
In another development, Lee Bloor, who was in a flat overlooking the kebab shop, thought he saw his brother and women he knew in trouble. He accepted he misread the situation and picked up a silver gate hinge, ran to the takeaway and swung it in the direction of an employee.
But he did not strike anyone and when he was told the man had done nothing he stopped, apologised and shook his hand.*speechless*
Punishment? Oh, glad you asked:
Davenport, aged 34, of Hamil Road, Burslem; Bloor, aged 32, of Newport Lane, Burslem and two juveniles admitted affray.
Recorder Bal Dhaliwal spared them all immediate jail sentences. She gave the two juveniles youth rehabilitation orders with 12 months supervision and a 30 hours activity requirement. They must also pay the prostitute £100 compensation.
Davenport was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years, with supervision and a three month curfew from 8pm to 7am. She must pay £250 in compensation.
And Bloor was given a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years, with a three month curfew from 8pm to 7am.It's no wonder they resort to DIY, isn't it?