A road age attacker who dragged a woman out of her car in front of her children has been locked up.
Declan Peake, 19, beat the 31-year-old in the street in Sompting in January.
He admitted assault and was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in a young offender institution.
The attack happened at about 5.50pm on Thursday, January 26.
The woman was in a silver Vauxhall Zafira car with her four children inside.
Peake got out of a black Renault Clio and dragged her out of the car, before throwing her to the ground.
Kelly Bates, 19, who was with him, also joined in with the attack.
The woman was taken to Worthing Hospital with a head injury and her car was also damaged.
Peake, of North Road, Portslade, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.
Bates, of Manor Hall Road, Southwick, was found guilty of the same charge after a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.
They were sentenced at the same court on Friday, November 23.
Bates was given a two-year community order. She was also ordered to do 180 hours’ unpaid work.
At the time, PC Sarah Masters of Sussex Police said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and her four young children who were in the car at the time of the attack and witnessed their mother being assaulted.”
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