A teenage girl was beaten and bitten on the nose after being dragged into a car by her hair in an attack organised by her own mother and grandmother.

*WARNING distressing content

The Daily Mail reports the young girl, who was 15 at the time, was hit in the face and upper body by her mother in the back seat of a car as her grandmother drove near Aldinga Beach in south Adelaide in 2014, a South Australian District Court heard on Tuesday, according to ABC.

The girl’s mother and grandmother were found guilty of aggravated causing harm with intent and will be sentenced in July.

Prosecutor Jemma Holt told the court that the mother and grandmother orchestrated the attack with the girl’s former partner, according to ABC.

‘On the prosecution’s case, it was her plan to confront, intimidate and scare her [the girl] to teach her a lesson, that is because she thought [the girl] had taken things from her home and she had got away with it,’ Ms Holt said.

“[The grandmother] was driving the car … it was [the mother] who confronted [the girl] dragged her into the car, on the prosecution’s case by her hair and then subjected her to a sustained physical attack in the vehicle.

“This includes blows to [her] face and upper body.” “[The girl] also suffered injuries to her feet including a broken ankle,” Ms Holt said.

The teenager told the court she grew up in a neglected and violent home because her mother took drugs and that she now suffers from panic attacks.

She told the court “I suffer panic attacks from the memories of what they did to me that night,” she said.

‘I didn’t go out for a long time because I had nearly no hair … I didn’t know how to tell people my mum had cut my hair and bashed me,’ she said.

‘If two women who are meant to love me can do that, then how can I trust anyone?’

“How could you put me through this? How could you attack your little girl?”

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  • Very very sad. Don’t know if this mum and grandma realize but their actions will impact this girl for the rest of her life.
    The girl was 15 years when the incident happened in 2014. It has taken til July this year that mother and grandmother will be sentenced…even that on it self are such a lengthy and tiring procedures which can cause more damage and harm.
    It’s the question if this girl at her older age will be placed in a foster family as not many families want/are able to deal with older children who have already so much history/baggage.
    Hopefully there has been some loving family members who have stood up for her and taken her in.


  • I do hope that love, kindness and tenderness will be shown to her in the next phase of her life probably with a foster family, and that she gets the attention she needs and deserves now.


  • This is absolutely heartbreaking. So many stories lately of people in positions of trust or family members committing heinous crimes against the people they are supposed to protect – children.


  • Very, very sad. This poor girl will suffer for the rest of her life because of this. And I can only imagine what other things she’s suffered. I just don’t understand how a mother AND grandmother can do this, and think it’s ok.


  • Disgusting. How are people like this allowed to breed!!


  • This is just a terribly sad story.


  • That poor poor girl. This monsters were supposed to protect you


  • It’s so hard to understand how people can be so brutal to each other.


  • What a shocking way of teaching your own child a lesson for doing something wrong. I hope they are punished accordingly


  • What a horrible ordeal this girl has had to go through. We do not know the full story as to why they acted this way, though no one deserves to go through what this young girl did.


  • This is just awful. I hope these women get taught a lesson.


  • “To teach her a lesson” well I’m glad the Mother & Granny are going to be taught their lesson now.

    • I know this probably isn’t the right attitude but I hope they are subjected to the same treatment in gaol. It’s the only way they will find put how much physical pain the girl endured and somehow survived. The girl will need long term counselling and hopefully start a normal life. She needs to be shown love that any girl should have had in childhood + now. It will be a very special family who can help her gain confidence, self esteem and trust in people.


  • This is horrible you poor thing. I feel for you. There are people who care for you, I do even though I don’t know you personally x


  • Poor girl. So sad that she had to experience such a brutal attack at the hands of her own mother and grandmother. I hope she will receive counseling, because this must have caused her so much stress.
    I wonder what will happen now with this girl! Who will take care of her? At 15 she’s still so young.


  • This is beyond belief. His could someone to that to their own child?


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