Woman ‘keyed’ mum and daughter’s faces after argument

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An angry woman “keyed” a mum and daughter in a Liverpool street after words had been exchanged.

Louise Darcy did not get on with her first victim, Victoria Power, Liverpool Crown Court heard today.

After a verbal exchange near Darcy’s home in Anfield she punched Victoria Power in the face while holding a key between her fingers.

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The injured woman called her mum, Anne-Marie Power, who rushed to the scene and recognised 46-year-old Darcy and asked what she had done to her daughter.

Prosecuting, Frank Dillon said: “She (Darcy) then ran towards Anne-Marie and hit her in the mouth."

The court heard Darcy still had a key between her fingers when she struck her and both women suffered injuries.

Mr Dillon went on to say Darcy's two victims asked two nearby PCSO’s to get the police but it was some months later before the defendant was arrested.

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When interviewed she denied the allegations. In an impact statement Victoria, who has various health problems including depression and anxiety, said that the incident had made her anxiety worse.

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Mr Dillon said: “She is also feeling unsafe because of the proximity of the defendant’s home address."

Darcy, of Vallance Road, Anfield, pleaded guilty to common assault on the two women on April 24, 2019.

The court heard that she has two previous convictions in 2017 involving racially aggravated offences.

Louise Darcy, 46, was sentenced today at Liverpool Crown Court

After reading a pre-sentence report Judge Simon Driver decided there was a realistic prospect of rehabilitation and sentenced her to eight months imprisonment suspended for two years.

He also ordered her to carry out 30 days rehabilitation activities and imposed a five year restraining order to keep away from the two victims.

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