A WOMAN who attacked a three-month old baby has been given a 12-month community order.

Layla Puddepha, 35, of Cowper Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced for assaulting Elizabeth Perrins and her three-month-old son Alfie Fraser at Poole Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, August 23.

Puddepha denied that she had attacked Ms Perrins while she was holding her young baby but was found guilty following a trial in August.

According to Ms Perrins her son suffered "lots of bruising on his cheeks" as a result of the attack on January 6, 2016.

During the incident at their former home in Jefferson Avenue, Springbourne, her partner David Fraser was also assaulted by Puddepha's brother Shariff Tourh.

Tourh, 20, also of Cowper Road, Bournemouth, was given a 56 day jail term, suspended for 12 months, for his part in the attack which resulted in Mr Fraser needing surgery on his face.

Both defendants were given a curfew for three months and a restraining order in relation to the family.

Speaking after the sentence Ms Perrins said she thought the sentence was a "disgrace".

"That woman and her brother attacked me, my partner and our son. For her to just get a community order is a disgrace," she added.

"My baby was injured and it could have been so much worse just because she was trying to hurt me. She didn't care that I was holding my son at the time, she didn't care that he would get hurt in the process.

"This has taken over my life for the past year. We moved out of our home and out of the county because we were worried about what would happen.

"It just doesn't feel like justice has been done."

Puddepha was also ordered to pay £200 compensation to Ms Perrins and £100 compensation to her son. And Tourh was ordered to pay £500 compensation to Mr Fraser.