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Single mother goes free despite beating good Samaritan because her ‘kids would be upset’

By Mason White 10:50 AM November 25, 2015
Claire Steeden 

By: Wayne Morin
A judge in the United Kingdom, allowed a woman to walk free after beating a man so badly that he was hospitalized because being in jail “would upset her children.”

Claire Steeden, 32, of England, was arrested after she beat the good Samaritan who tried helping a man being assaulted by Steeden.

24-year-old Anthony Murray witnessed Steeden and her friend Mary Wharton, 35, beating another man after they were thrown out of the Kaos nightclub in Blackpool.

When Murray came to the man’s aid, the two women attacked him and left him unconscious in a pool of blood. They also stole his iPhone and £150 ($226) in cash.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated. He was severely affected by the beating. He is now afraid to leave his house.

Steeden, who works as a nursing home care worker, has previously been convicted for stealing £6,000 ($9,000) from her former boyfriend to buy a motorized scooter.

In that case, she was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years, with 160 hours of unpaid work.

In her latest criminal case, Wharton pleaded guilty to assault and theft. She received 15 months in prison, which was suspended for two years, with a four month curfew between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., along with supervised probation for two years.

The single mother of two has avoided jail for the vicious assault after a judge said that going to prison would “upset” her 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter.