October 2019

Woman sobs as she’s jailed for biting baby on face because it was crying

A woman sobbed as she was jailed for biting a baby on the face – because the infant was crying.

Cara Drummond, 22, flew into a rage and sank her teeth into the terrified tot before trying to blame another child for the attack.

The shocking incident came just a week after she had received a suspended sentence for smashing a woman’s head on a takeaway counter.

The court heard that Drummond received a suspended sentence for assaulting two people in September 2017.

In that incident Drummond had been in a takeaway in Bridge Street, Evesham, and grabbed the victim by her hair before smashing her head into a counter, leaving her with facial injuries.

Drummond had 22 previous convictions which included assaults and dishonesty.

Drummond wept when she was jailed for 14 months after she admitted assault at Worcester Crown Court on Thursday.

Judge Nicolas Cartwright told her: “You would have been sent to prison for [the takeaway attack], you received a suspended sentence – the judge would have warned you, you were at risk of having a three month jail sentence imposed [if you offended again].

Drummond, of Worcester, bit the baby and left a bite mark on the infant’s left cheek, causing bruising.

The court heard Drummond was “frustrated” that the baby would not stop crying while she was at a house in Evesham, Worcs., in May 18 last year.

There had been significant force in the bite, and Drummond had tried to blame another child for the bite, the court heard.

John Brotherton, prosecuting, said: “The baby’s nursery raised concerns regarding the bite mark and the police were informed.

“On May 22 police had new information and arrive at her home. She broke down, and immediately admitted she had bitten (the child).”