A mother threatened to pin another mum to the floor and “kill her” after their five-year-old sons got into a fight at school, a court heard.
The feud between Samantha Roberts and the other mother came to a head after Roberts’ son said he had been picked on by the victim’s son at Dersingham Primary School, Lynn magistrates were told.
Roberts, 27, of Holyrood Drive, Dersingham, told the court the mum had been “winding her up” for six months and she had finally had enough.
She approached the victim the day after the incident between their sons and warned her: “If this happens again, I will smash your face in.”
Jane Foster, prosecuting, said the mother did not know anything about what had happened at school until Roberts came up to her, so she decided to take her son to the defendant’s home so he could apologise in person.
But Mrs Foster said Roberts’ son came to the door and swore, telling the victim and her youngster “you’re a couple of idiots”.
Roberts then threatened the mother again, saying “If this happens again I will pound your face in. After everything that’s happened, I want to grab you by the throat, pin you down and kill you.”
The following morning, Roberts’ partner Kristofer Macey shouted at the same victim from his doorstep, as she walked past their house on the school run.
He said: “I hope this has all been sorted out otherwise it will be you I come after.”
Both Roberts and Macey, 25, also of Holyrood Drive, Dersingham, appeared before Lynn magistrates on Tuesday and admitted using threatening behaviour on September 5 and 6 respectively.
Roberts, representing herself, told the court: “She has been winding me up for six months. I tried to ignore her for six months but she was getting in my face and I’d had enough.
“I told her I was going to report her to housing.”
Both defendants were fined £37 each for the offence, with £20 victim surcharge each and £23 costs each.
Magistrates decided that compensation was not appropriate in the case as there was “a degree of provocation”.