Homeless woman sparked attack on man

A HOMELESS woman who assaulted a man after he investigated her presence below an Ipswich business has been released on parole.

Sheena Lee Miller, 34, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich District Court to assault occasioning bodily harm while armed and in company.

Miller and a number of other people were below a business in Ipswich. They had a loud conversation which attracted the attention of a man.

He investigated their presence in the building causing Miller to attack him. She grabbed the man, punched, scratched him and spat on him.

The other people involved in the assault were armed, one with a frying pan.

Miller told the court she had little recognition of the event. The court heard Miller has a long criminal history including a conviction for assaulting a paramedic.

While two other people were involved in the attack and Miller was not armed, the court heard she was the main offender having started the assault and inflicting most of the injuries on the man.

Defence lawyer Scott Neaves said Miller had significantly changed her life since the offence.

She is no longer living on the streets and has gone from not having care of any of her children to custody for all of them.

Judge Sarah Bradley said while Miller had committed a "very serious" offence she believed she was successfully working to turn her life around.

"You have gone a long way in rehabilitating yourself," she said.

Miller was sentenced to 12 months prison, and given immediate release on parole.

Topics:  assault occasioning bodily harm, ipswich district court, sheena lee miller

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