A WOMAN who attacked her father with an ashtray has avoided jail.

Chloe Hallworth has been sentenced after admitting to assault causing actual bodily harm.

Nicola Parr, prosecuting, said Hallworth made a 999 call to Cheshire Police on December 2 last year, to say she had hurt her father before leaving his home in Winsford.

When officers arrived the victim answered the door with dried blood on his face and a cut on the top of the head which was 'bleeding significantly'.

It transpired the 32-year-old had struck her father with an ashtray, causing a cut that was around three inches deep.

He was taken to hospital where he had to have his head glued back together.

Hallworth, of no fixed abode in Winsford, first appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on February 6 where she pleaded guilty to assault.

She returned to the court on Tuesday (March 5) where Chris Hunt, defending, said it was a 'very difficult scenario' but accepted that his client’s offences crossed the custody threshold.

While Hallworth has seven previous convictions connected to 23 offences, Mr Hunt argued these were not relevant to this case.

Judge John McGarva agreed, adding the defendant’s early guilty plea and the fact she called the police herself 'made a big difference'.

He added: “The background is difficult, I can see that.

“It might be hard for your father to come to terms with what has gone on and difficult for you that he does not accept the person you are.”

Judge McGarva sentenced Hallworth to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.

He also ordered her to complete 30 days of rehabilitation activity requirement and to pay a £154 surcharge and £120 in costs.