Drug Addict Attacked Woman After She Lost Her Job At Littleport Nursing Home
PUBLISHED: 18:23 02 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:49 04 May 2010
A DRUG addict who served a jail sentence for supplying crack cocaine to an undercover police officer attacked a woman she blamed for getting her the sack from the Grange Nursing Home in Littleport. Kelly Bacon had kept quiet about her past when she took a
A DRUG addict who served a jail sentence for supplying crack cocaine to an undercover police officer attacked a woman she blamed for getting her the sack from the Grange Nursing Home in Littleport.
Kelly Bacon had kept quiet about her past when she took a job as a care worker at The Grange - and was dismissed after her employers discovered she had been to prison for the drugs offence.
Bacon blamed former colleague Patria Tuck for "grassing her up" to their employers, and when the women came face to face last month, Bacon punched Ms Tuck in the face and shouted abuse.
At Ely courthouse on Thursday, 21-year-old Bacon, of Ashley Gardens, Littleport, admitted assaulting 26-year-old Patricia Tuck on March 10.
"There is no love lost between the victim and Kelly Bacon," said prosecutor Angela Sassoli. "Bacon approached her and shouted, saying, "You grassed me up at the Grange."
After being hit in the face, Ms Tuck told police: "I am frightened all the time; I am frightened of what she is capable of. My face will heal, but there is the mental effect this has had on me."
Mitigating, Michael Judkins said Bacon was jailed in February 2007 by Cambridge Crown Court.
"She knows that Patricia Tuck informed The Grange she had served a sentence," he said, "and that led to her being dismissed."
Bacon served her 18-month sentence at HMP Peterborough, where she got clear of drugs, added Mr Judkins. She had admitted supplying a class A drug, and thefts from the Branching Out charity shop in Ely, and Debenhams in Cambridge.
"Since her employment came to an end she has resorted back to heroin dependency," added Mr Judkins.
Bacon, who has a prescription for the heroin substitute methadone, was given a 12-month supervision order with 100 hours of unpaid work. She must pay £50 compensation and £50 costs.