Fight between Fakenham sisters ‘like a scene from EastEnders’, court told

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910144054

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910144054

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A woman attacked her own sister in an incident likened to a soap storyline.

Clare Howard, 32, of St Peters Road, Fakenham, was given a 12 month community order after admitting assault at a hearing in Lynn yesterday.

The court heard the incident happened after Howard went to the home of her sister, Amanda Parkinson, on November 5.

Alison Cotterill, prosecuting, said Howard snatched Miss Parkinson’s phone from her before striking her on the head with it.

She then punched her in the head and kicked her in the stomach. Miss Parkinson suffered cuts and bruising around her eye.

Howard accepted causing her sister’s injuries, but her solicitor, George Sorrell, said she would have found it very difficult to kick her because of a medical condition.

He said the incident stemmed from a dispute between the pair over Miss Parkinson’s boyfriend.

He said: “It’s the sort of thing you would expect to see in EastEnders but, in real life, it’s really quite tragic.”

Howardwas also made the subject of a 12 month restraining order and told to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, plus a £60 victim surcharge.