A woman who was discovered lying on the ground having an apparent fit was subsequently found guilty of assaulting two females.

Shannon Foster (19) with an address of Ashdale, Chanterhill, Enniskillen was found by police officers on mobile patrol on Church Street, Enniskillen having a suspected fit on August 5, 2018.

Officers attended to the defendant and administered medical treatment.

During this, two distressed females arrived and claimed they had been assaulted by the defendant who had pulled their hair and had bitten one of them. The females’ claims were observed by the officers and picked up on the bodyworn camera.

A statement was recorded from both of the injured females.

Foster was also interviewed and made no comment in relation to the females claims but said she was assaulted by an unknown male.

Myles McManus, representing Foster said it was an unsavoury incident for the two young women who were assaulted. He said he had known the defendant for many years and had represented her through youth court and now in adult court.

Mr. McManus told the court the past three years of the 19 year old’s life had been turbulent and she accepted that when alcohol or illicit substances were involved she lost control and that his client was remorseful and knows her action were inappropriate.

He said his client was beginning to calm down and was back living with here mother again and apart from one or two stutters had been doing well with her probation order and was also attending addiction services.

Mr. McManus said his client would not cope with prison and asked the court to give her one further chance with a suspended sentence to prove that she has turned her life around.

The assault were described as “unprovoked” and “cowardly” by District Judge Michael Ranaghan.

He said that despite Foster’s record the work she had been doing with probation was encouraging.

Judge Ranaghan sentenced Foster to four months in prison suspended for two years and told her it was important to continue to engage with probation.