Peterborough Woman Jailed After Baseball Bat Attack

A Peterborough woman has been jailed for four years for a baseball bat attack.

Lorraine Hughes, 36, of Cheviot Avenue, Gunthorpe, Peterborough, has been jailed for four years following a baseball attack on a teenage girl on Hallfields Lane.

The attack, in which Hughes hit the victim around the head with the bat, happened at about 6.30pm on May 14, 2014.
Hughes was sentenced on January 15, 2015, at Peterborough Crown Court.

Police Constable Matthew Panks, said:

"This unprovoked attack occurred in broad daylight in front of a number of witnesses.

As well as the injury, distress and fear it caused its then 15-year-old victim, this attack caused great concern amongst her friends and the wider community.

Despite initially pleading not guilty, thanks to the evidence supplied by witnesses and their willingness to attend court, Hughes pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent to cause serious harm.

This result clearly highlights the importance of the role people affected by crime have to play in helping to ensure justice is done."