Drunken Tearaway Is Given ASBO

PUBLISHED: 11:18 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:38 04 May 2010

DRUNKEN tearaway Faye Szulc launched an unprovoked attack on a teenage girl at Soham recreation ground, a court heard. Szulc - whose two year ASBO ended this summer -- smacked the youngster round the face, grabbed her hair, and then invited her friends to

DRUNKEN tearaway Faye Szulc launched an unprovoked attack on a teenage girl at Soham recreation ground, a court heard.

Szulc - whose two year ASBO ended this summer -- smacked the youngster round the face, grabbed her hair, and then invited her friends to kick the girl.

Her victim suffered multiple bruising and grazes in the incident and on Thursday was awarded £100 compensation by city magistrates.

Twenty-year-old Szulc had earlier admitted assault. But she is contesting an application to make her subject of another anti-social behaviour order, and will face a hearing next month.

The recreation ground attack took place between 11pm and 11.30pm on Sunday August 10, said prosecutor Olivia Gooding.

The victim and her friends were walking through the recreation ground, and she stopped to speak to Szulc.

"She was smacked round the face, causing her to stumble backwards," said Ms Gooding. "Szulc grabbed the girl's hair and told her friends to kick her. When she let go, the victim managed to get away."

Szulc, 20, of Churchgate Street, Soham, had lashed out after a comment was made to her, about her losing contact with her family, said solicitor Adam Haselhurst.

"She reacted to this and lost control," he said. "She has expressed remorse for what she did, she can be quite volatile.

"At the time of the offence, she was drinking to excess, this was precipitated by the fact that she had lost contact with her family. They had cut her out, except her father, who she lives with, and that hit her quite badly." Szulc now sees her mother, but not her nephews and nieces, he added.

Szulc has significantly reduced her drinking, he said, and has been working for an agency.

"It is clear through her offending history, that alcohol has been a problem, and it was in this case," he added. "She reacted to something said to her."

Szulc was given a new community order, with 24 months' supervision and must take part in the Think First programme. She was ordered to pay £100 compensation and £95 costs.

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