A GROUP of drinkers kicked and punched a woman before trying to force her though a window, a court heard.

And when the victim's daughter tried to help her, she was attacked too.

At Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court Holly O'Brien, Darren Lloyd and Jason Primo were all given suspended prison sentences after being found guilty of causing actual bodily harm.

During the sentencing hearing before Judge Maurice Greene, Jane Dagnall, prosecuting, told how the group had been at Lloyd's home Grundy Avenue, Prestwich, a granny flat he rented from Primo's family, on June 26 last year.

Victim Zoe Lyons knew Lloyd in 2018 and had met up with him again two weeks before the attack.

Jane Dagnall, prosecuting, told the court that, after attending a party hosted by Lloyd's sister, Miss Lyons had gone back to his home.

"The other defendants were present. They were all drunk and appeared to have taken drugs," she said.

O'Brien turned on Miss Lyons after she threw away a glass of 'home brew vodka' which she had demanded she drink. She then attacked her, with the two men joining in.

Miss Lyons was thrown across the kitchen and O'Brien sat on top of her, punching her repeatedly in the face while Primo, who is O'Brien's brother-in-law, kicked the victim in the side.

"Mr Lloyd entered and told them to 'sort her out' as she had caused trouble that night for them," said Miss Dagnall.

The two men then dragged Miss Lyons backwards into the living room and O'Brien tried to bite her legs.

"Mr Lloyd kicked her legs as the others chanted him to 'go on'," said Miss Dagnall, who added that the three attackers took turns to punch the victim.

"She screamed for help and begged them to stop."

The court heard that Lloyd phoned Miss Lyons' daughter, Megan Woods to come and collect her.

In the meantime Primo picked the victim up and tried to throw her through the window.

"She grabbed out to try and stop them. Her head was in the window and she held on," said Miss Dagnall.

Because she refused to let go, Primo opened and closed the window on Miss Lyons' head, at which point Miss Woods arrived and saw what was happening.

When Miss Woods tried to help, her head grabbed by O’Brien and 68-year-old Edith Primo.

Both victims were repeatedly assaulted as Miss Woods continued to try and help her mother before they were both eventually thrown out of the house.

"Mr Lloyd threw Miss Lyons onto concrete. Everything began to go black for her," said Miss Dagnall.

The attackers were arrested and, when questioned by police, O'Brien claimed Miss Lyons had attacked Lloyd and she had tried to intervene.

The victims suffered bruising and hair ripped out.

Amanda Johnson, defending O'Brien, stressed that she is of previous good character.

"This was a moment of madness fuelled by drink," she said.

"It is just extraordinary behaviour," commented Judge Greene.

O'Brien, aged 31, of Park Street, Prestwich and Primo, aged 46, of Glaze Walk, Whitefield, were each convicted to two counts of causing actual bodily harm.

Judge Greene sentenced each of them to 21 months in prison, suspended for two years. O'Brien must do 80 hours of unpaid work and 24 days of rehabilitation activities and Primo will do 30 days of rehabilitation as well as an 8pm to 6am curfew for three months. They must each pay a total of £250 in compensation to their victims.

Lloyd, aged 36, who was convicted of causing actual bodily harm to Miss Lyons, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years with 60 hours of unpaid work, 25 days of rehabilitation and participation in a building better relationships programme. He was ordered to pay £200 in compensation.

A restraining order was made banning the attackers from contacting Miss Lyons

Edith Primo, of Grundy Avenue, Prestwich, was convicted of assaulting Miss Woods and will be sentenced by magistrates.