A woman pleaded guilty pre-trial after she attacked her former partner’s bride-to-be and her mother. 30-year-old Stacy Lane was sentenced by Liverpool Crown Court in the United Kingdom after she broke the arm of Paula Kerr and left her daughter Shelly Kerr with bruises.

The three women got into an altercation just days before Shelly was supposed to marry Lane’s former partner Michael Lyon.

Lyon and Lane had been in a relationship and had two children together. The couple had broken off their relationship due to undisclosed reasons. Lyon and Shelly were in a relationship and intended on getting married in October 2019.

The week of the wedding, Shelly and Paula reportedly were dropping off Lyon and Lane’s children at their mother’s home in Frankby Road, Newton, West Kirby. As they reached the home around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2019 they were met with an aggressive Lane.

Shelly told Liverpool Crown Court that Lane had been shouting at them and approached them aggressively. As a reaction when the woman approached her, Shelly raised her hand which had an e-cigarette in it. In her blocking motion, she claims that she accidentally struck the other woman on the head.

This angered the agitated woman further. Lane took out a metal crutch from her car at started attacking Shelly. Striking the bride-to-be on her back, the assailant was about to strike her on the head, Liverpool Echo reported. To save her daughter Paula got in the way. Raising her arm to stop the blows, the older woman was stuck on the arm. She shouted that Lane had broken her arm.

The mother and daughter managed to get into their vehicle and drive away. Lane reportedly kept attacking the vehicle. Once the women reached a hospital, Paula was examined. It was revealed that she had broken the styloid bone and needed her arm to be plastered. Shelly had suffered bruises to her body.

The woman’s Audi had to undergo £1,800 ($2,457) worth of repairs. The court was also informed that Lane sent the injured bride-to-be messages threatening to ruin her wedding after the altercation.

Lane was charged with one count each of assault causing actual bodily harm, assault, causing criminal damage, possessing an offensive weapon in public and malicious communications.

The accused’s defense told the court that the woman had pleaded guilty pre-trial. She regretted her actions and that she now had a good relationship with Lyon. She also had no contact with the victims.

Taking all factors into consideration, the court sentenced the single mother to nine months in prison, suspended for 18-months. She also has to do 75 hours of unpaid work. A three-year restraining order preventing Lane from contacting her victims was also ordered.

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