A mother-of-two attacked a man outside a popular Isle of Wight pub – twice striking him over the head with a pint glass – after he glassed her father and caused his head to bleed.

Yvonne Jupe, of Clarence Road, Newport, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Tuesday, April 2.

The 34-year-old admitted assault by beating and possession of an offensive weapon in public in Newport, on March 16.

Prosecutor, Liz Miller, said the charges related to an incident outside the Hogshead public house in Newport at around 12.45am.

She said Jupe’s father was glassed inside the pub, and after the assailant was taken outside by door staff, Jupe launched herself at him, striking him over the head twice with a pint glass.

Ms Miller said Jupe admitted attacking the victim in police interview.

Barry Arnett, defending, said it was a very strange case that would have huge repercussions for his client.

He said Jupe, her partner and her father had been out celebrating a birthday, and the victim glassed the father after provoking him earlier in the evening by tapping him on the head.

Mr Arnett said Jupe saw the blood pouring out of her father’s head, went outside to find out what had happened, and the 'red mist' descended.

“He’s walked away scot-free,” said Mr Arnett of the assailant-come-victim, who he said "disappeared into the night" when Jupe was arrested.

Mr Arnett said Jupe would lose her job as a result of the charge, and the mother-of-two accepted her culpability.

Jupe saw her case adjourned to May 17 for a pre-sentence report.

She was granted unconditional bail.