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Woman's eye socket was fractured in Kidderminster attack court told
8:17am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
A 20-year-old woman suffered a fractured eye socket and a suspected broken nose after being attacked in the early hours in Kidderminster by two sisters, a jury was told.
Kelly Woodhall was punched in the face and dragged to the ground on a footbridge near Tesco's supermarket.
Her sister Kim Woodhall had been having a love affair with the ex-partner of Carly Wilcox.
Prosecutor Paul Whitfield alleged that Wilcox and her sister Lori Wilcox "battered" Kelly Woodhall with punches, kicks and stamps to "cause the maximum amount of damage".
Carly Wilcox, 23, of St George's Terrace, Kidderminster, and 30-year-old Lori Wilcox, of Holloway Court, Kidderminster, deny causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Shown photographs in the witness box of Miss Woodhall's face after the attack on October 2 last year, Carly Wilcox said: "They are horrible. I feel ashamed. I couldn't believe her face would look like that."
She claimed she drank four glasses of wine at a party and in a pub before going with her sister Lori to buy cigarettes at Tesco but the shop was closing and she bumped into Kelly Woodhall as they began walking home, Worcester Crown Court heard.
She alleged they had had contact on facebook when Miss Woodhall said she was sorry about the relationship between her ex, Russell Watkins and her sister Kim.
Carly Wilcox admitted she flew into a rage after Miss Woodhall allegedly said Mr Watkins was still seeing her sister and made a derogatory remark.
"I lashed out, hit her in the face, pulled her hair and dragged her down," she said.
She claimed she fell on top of her, then held her hair and punched her repeatedly. She denied kicking, saying her flimsy shoes came off in the attack.
She stopped the violence after a Tesco employee came on the scene and said police were on their way.
Carly Wilcox said the facial injuries must have been caused by the bridge as the victim lay face down.
But Mr Whitfield said: "You were on her straight away. All that jealousy, anger and frustration materialised. This was a chance to get a message through to her sister Kim. You gave her what Kim deserved.
"You held her still because you wanted to expose her face, so that you and your sister could cause the maximum damage you could. You intended to cause her really serious harm."
The trial continues.