A WOMAN bit a child's face just a week after she was handed a suspended sentence for smashing a woman's head off a takeaway counter.

Cara Drummond, previously of Worcester, was due to be sentenced at the city's crown court for assaulting or ill-treating a child on Friday.

However, her barrister, Abigail Nixon, applied for a psychiatric report to be prepared before she is dealt with, delaying the case until August.

The 22-year-old, now of Mount Street, Redditch, was convicted of the offence at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on April 29 following the attack which took place on May 18 last year.

We have previously reported how Drummond, then aged 19, racially abused a Polish woman when she lived in George Street, Worcester, on July 30, 2016

Drummond, who had been drinking, shouted 'go back to your own country!', used a racially offensive term and also said: "I will slap you!"

Drummond pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause that person to fear that immediate unlawful violence would be used against her during the hearing nearly three years ago in August 2016.

Abigail Nixon, defending, said at the city's crown court on Friday: "It seems clear that this is a woman who has received very little support."

Miss Nixon said this would be the first time Drummond had received any psychiatric intervention and that her client was now showing more insight and an improved attitude.

She said Drummond had now been diagnosed with a personality disorder which could be emotionally unstable personality disorder or borderline personality disorder and she has also been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.

Miss Nixon said: "She confirms to me she wants help with those problems causing her to be angry and to lose her temper which has resulted in her previous convictions. No doubt your Honour is thinking of a custodial sentence because of the very short period of time following the imposition of a suspended sentence."

Judge Nicolas Cartwright agreed to adjourn to allow for the preparation of a psychiatric report but said Drummond had been given support in the past.

Miss Nixon said Drummond had since abstained from smoking cannabis and had reduced her drinking.

Judge Cartwright told Drummond she was due to be sentenced for biting a child just one week after judge Jim Tindal gave her a suspended sentence for 'smashing a woman's face on the counter of a takeaway' and punching someone else.

"It's very difficult to say how any extra material could make a difference to sentence given this so clearly crosses the custody threshold" said judge Cartwright.

He said Drummond had also been given assistance including access to Willowdene Farm which 'not many people have the benefit of' as well as support from other agencies.

The judge adjourned the case until August 2. He granted her unconditional bail but warned her: "The fact I'm giving you bail in the meantime and giving you this opportunity isn't to be taken as any sort of indication or promise as to what will happen on that occasion."

"Thank you for the opportunity" said Drummond from the dock.