It's undoubtedly more usual to see men locked up for violence - but women are no strangers to the courts for physical aggression.
Often erupting after petty rows or because of jealousy, these violent attacks have shocked the courts (and our readers) with their spite and brutality.
This week, our readers were left outraged after Patricia McGrath was handed a suspended sentence for a ‘disgraceful’ racist attack on a woman in front of her son. READ MORE: 'Abusive' stalker threatened to 'chop up' ex's son and cut her cat's head off In a moving statement, the woman said her four-year-old was massively impacted and asks her: “Mummy, when are you going to get better?” Our reporters are in court every single day.
Here, the Manchester Evening News looks back on the disturbing offences which have landed ten women in the dock. Patricia McGrath Vile racist Patricia McGrath was handed a suspended sentence for a ‘disgraceful’ attack on a woman in front of her four-year-old son.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk