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Woman sentenced for attacking female in Pembroke Dock pub

A 34-year-old Steynton woman has been sentenced by Haverfordwest magistrates for launching an unprovoked attack on another female in the Bush Tavern, Pembrock Dock.

CCTV footage shown to the court earlier this week showed Heidi Lewis walk towards her victim and push her to the side of her face during the attack on March 24.

She was then seen walking away but, moments later, returned to Alys Phillips, threw a punch at her and grabbed her by the hair causing them both to fall to the floor.

“Heidi Lewis had her victim by the hair with both hands,” commented Crown Prosecutor Kelly Rivers.

“The public tried to intervene and Miss Phillips managed to break away and get behind the bar for her safety.”

As a result of the attack, the victim sustained scratches to her right eye, her cheek and her forehead.

Ms Rivers added that Lewis, of Stryd Shearwater, Steynton, has a total of 13 convictions, eight of which are against another person.

This week she pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by beating and was legally represented in court by Mr Tom Lloyd.

“There is considerable background to this incident,” he said.

“It concerns issues between the complainant and her partner. The defendant felt she’d been taken advantage of, she saw red and totally lost her temper. But she’s embarrassed at what happened and knows she was wrong.”

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After considering the evidence, magistrates followed the recommendation of the probation service and sentenced Lewis to a 12 community order which will include ten rehabilitation activity requirement days and 125 hours of unpaid work. She was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to her victim, a £114 court surcharge and £85costs.