A mother who punched a pregnant mum in the face and kneed her stomach during a school run altercation has won £200 compensation. Chantelle Johnson, 27, flew into a rage as the mothers dropped their children off at primary school, attacking six-months pregnant Natalie Wall, 28, over a Facebook post about single mums partying.
Natalie told police how after she dropped off son Tyrise, nine, at school she heard Johnson scream her name. She said in a statement: “Her fist came flying towards me and punched me hard in the face and the blows kept coming. I cried out and begged her to stop and told her I was pregnant but she carried on attacking me. She even kneed me in my bump and I fell to the floor.”
Johnson, of Gabalfa, Cardiff, admitted assault at Cardiff Magistrates Court after the court heard the incident was caught on CCTV. She was ordered to pay £200 compensation and was given a restraining order, banning her from contacting Natalie.
Johnson claimed the motivation for her attack was that Natalie had “liked” someone’s post on Facebook. It was about some single mums partying instead of caring for their children – and Johnson felt it was aimed at her. Natalie said: “Chantelle thought I was making a dig at her but it couldn’t have been further from the truth. I was disgusted that my baby’s life had been put at risk over something so petty.”