An Ashton mum has been placed under a curfew after admitting to an assault where she used a hairbrush as a weapon.

Rose Cooper admitted the offence which took place in December 2019 at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The court heard it was her third conviction for assault and it was “totally unnecessary and unprovoked.”

She pleaded guilty to attacking a woman on the day a trial had been due to take place.

Cooper, 39, was ordered to remain at her home on Oldham Road in Ashton under Lyne between 8pm and 8am for six months.

An exemption was made in the last week of August to allow her to go on a pre-booked holiday.

It was also extended to the garage of her home for parental reasons.

Cooper was also ordered to pay £100 in compensation.

The reasons given for the sentence were it was a third conviction, it involved a weapon in the form of a hairbrush, it caused injury and children witnessed the attack.

It added that she was “walking in very dangerous territory” and it was “not acceptable behaviour and it will not be tolerated” and said a custodial sentence was not a "distant prospect"-- if she continued in this way.