Brutal iron attack leads to 10-month suspended jail sentence for Tyneside mum

Leanne Geddes
Leanne Geddes

Leanne Geddes was also made subject of a three month electronic curfew.

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42-year-old Leanne Geddes from North Tyneside has been given a 10-month suspended jail sentence after attacking two other women with an iron, after she heard them talking outside window.

The attack which took place in April 2019 left one woman with permanent scarring.

Newcastle Crown Court was told Geddes had kicked one of the women who lay motionless on the ground after using the iron as a weapon.

On Friday Geddes appeared at court to be sentenced for two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, having pled guilty to both charges at a prior hearing.

Prosecuting, Jemima Stephenson, told the court that in the early hours of April 13, 2019, Geddes claimed to have “heard voices” of two women outside of her window, proceeding to shout at them, so the two women moved closer to hear what Geddes was trying to say.

It was then stated that Geddes ran outside and hit one of the women in the forehead with an iron, who collapsed to the ground before being kicked by Geddes.

The second woman was hit in the back of the head with the iron, which caused a “V-shaped laceration” to her forehead.

After fleeing to a nearby property the victims called the emergency services.

Geddes reportedly told police she thought she had been under attack, following an earlier but unconnected incident which involved her autistic daughter.

Miss Recorder Davies said the assault was "very dangerous" and the injuries were "considerable" but recognised the defendant was a "very vulnerable individual" following Cancer treatment.

Geddes received a 10 month prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months and was also made subject of a three month electronic curfew.