Woman punched in eye during altercation in King’s Lynn alleyway

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

A woman suffered a black eye when she was punched during an altercation in a Lynn alleyway, magistrates heard.

Her assailant, Alexandra Roper, 22, of Main Road, Terrington St John, was given a two-year conditional discharge when pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour with intent to cause or provoke violence during a hearing yesterday.

Roper and the other woman involved, Eleanor O’Quigley, had seen each other in Norfolk Street, Lynn, during the early hours of June 12 and began a conversation in an alleyway.

After several minutes, Roper punched her in the face, giving her a black eye. It was alleged that O’Quigley had then retaliated.

In mitigation, the court was told that Roper had “lost her temper” as a result of something said during the exchange.

The bench heard there had previously been tension between the pair and the conversation had been intended to resolve their differences

In the same hearing, O’Quigley, 19, of Jennings Close, Heacham, denied a similar charge to that against Roper, but pleaded guilty to a separate count of resisting a police officer.

The pair sat several feet away from each other in the dock as the proceedings took place.

O’Quigley was released on conditional bail ahead of a trial scheduled to take place at Lynn magistrates court on October 3.