A WOMAN has been given a 20-week jail term for an unprovoked attack on a man.

Sonia Williamson, 31, punched and slapped David Wagstaff on the head, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Jessica Southcote-Want, prosecuting, said the attack happened at about 11pm after Williamson had had a row with another woman.

She said: "Later, Ms Williamson asked where the woman was. She punched and slapped Mr Wagstaff on the head. Mr Wagstaff suffered multiple bruising, small cuts, two bruised eyes and blurred vision."

Philip Stables, defending, said it was a nasty attack. He said Williamson's problems had been homelessness and never being able to get over the death of her mother in 2011.

He said Williamson, of Overdale Avenue, Worsbrough Dale, was making efforts to sort herself out.

District Judge John Foster said: "You have shown a propensity to commit violent offences. This attack was for no apparent reason."

Williamson admitted assault.