A TEENAGER who knocked out a woman's front teeth during an attack in Padgate has received an 18-month youth detention training order.

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The 17-year-old from Warrington, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Warrington Magistrates' Court today, Thursday, charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm earlier this year.

Cheshire Police had received reports of an altercation on Bennetts Recreation Ground at around 10.15pm on June 24.

A 20-year-old woman had suffered a headbutt injury to her mouth, causing her to lose a number of teeth.

Prosecutor Lynne Sayers read out a statement from the woman in court.

She said she was left without any front teeth, meaning she had to undergo surgery and will require further surgery to repair the area.

The future consequences of the damage caused are unknown.

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The young woman is self-conscious of the injury and has had trouble with sleeping and anxiety as a result.

Jonathan Condor, defending the 17-year-old during the hearing, said she accepts full responsibility.

He explained how she has had a troubled upbringing which, while not an excuse, should be taken into account.

Mr Condor described the teen as being a 'polite and thoughtful young woman' with 'leadership qualities' during their consultations, saying: "If she could just channel it in the right way, she could have a great future."

He added that his client was sorry for what had happened and her home environment is now much more stable.

Sentencing in Warrington Magistrates Court, District Judge Andrew Shaw said the 'violent' headbutt equated to using a weapon, leaving the 20-year-old with years rather than months of recovery.

He imposed a restraining order and an 18 month detention training order.

Meanwhile, more than £7,000 has been raised through a Go Fund Me page to help cover the cost of the victim's dental implants.