A SINGLE mum barged through crowds at a music festival before viciously attacking another woman who confronted her.
Nicola McGrievy, 48, bit and scratched Diane Delderfield after she was challenged at the BBC Radio 2 festival in Hyde Park, central London, in September 2016.
A judge today handed her a 20-week jail sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered her to pay £995 over the “sustained” ten-second attack.
A Facebook post by Ms Delderfield showing cuts to her eyes and face was shared hundreds of times.
Prosecutor Katie Bryan said she was “five or six rows” from the main stage when she was attacked.
Miss Bryan told Westminster Magistrates Court: “Whilst waiting for a particular band, what the victim described was seeing the defendant pushing a small child through the crowd.
“The small child was in fact upset. She shouted at the defendant, believing the child was in distress.”
McGrievy then told the victim three times to “say it again” before launching the attack.
Miss Bryan said: “She grabbed the victim by the top, pulling it down, tearing it and causing pain.
“She then described being attacked with both hands.”
She said DNA found on McGrievy’s sunglasses, which were knocked from her head during the attack, was later used to link her to the incident.