A WOMAN who bit a child’s face less than a week after she was sentenced for smashing a woman’s head off a takeaway counter is still waiting to learn her fate.

Cara Drummond sobbed in the dock and hung her head at Worcester Crown Court on Monday during what was supposed to be a sentencing hearing.

The 22-year-old, now of Mount Street, Redditch, had been due to be sentenced for assaulting or ill-treating a child on May 18 last year, five days after the imposition of the suspended sentence for the takeaway assault.

Drummond had previously been due to be sentenced at the crown court in June. However, her barrister, Abigail Nixon, was granted an adjournment for a psychiatric report to be prepared on behalf of her client, telling the court Drummond had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and PTSD.

Miss Nixon once again applied for an adjournment on Monday despite the ‘concern’ expressed by Judge Robert Juckes QC who said the court had a duty to activate the suspended sentence.

Miss Nixon said her client understood this was the likelihood but asked for ‘one final opportunity for all of the present positive changes to be put before the sentencing judge’.

She told the judge that things had changed ‘significantly’ for her client since the pre-sentence report was prepared by the probation service. Miss Nixon further argued that the probation service had not had sight of the psychiatric report.

Miss Nixon said Drummond now had a stable address and was not drinking.

She also said that Drummond had complied with terms of the suspended sentence order.

However, the judge said by committing he offence Drummond had breached the suspended sentence order, also noting that she was late for court.

Miss Nixon said Drummond had expected to get a lift to court with her support worker but received a text message telling her the worker was ill and could not come.

She said Drummond could not find the money to come to court straight away but kept the court informed of her progress, arriving at around 12.40am.

Judge Juckes adjourned the sentencing hearing until September 30 but said: “She should appreciate I’m not anticipating a non-custodial sentence in this case.”

We have previously reported how Drummond, then aged 19, racially abused a Polish woman when she lived in George Street, Worcester, on July 30, 2016

Drummond, who had been drinking, shouted 'go back to your own country!', used a racially offensive term and also said: "I will slap you!"

Drummond pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause that person to fear that immediate unlawful violence.