A 29-YEAR-old has been sentenced to more than a year in prison after stamping on a woman's head and knocking her unconscious.

Katie Halligan, from Warrington, was caught on CCTV on October 2 pulling her victim to the ground and stamping on her head near Albert Road in Widnes.

Appearing in Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday, the prosecution described how shortly before 7pm, Halligan was drunk and the victim took her for a walk.

They got to a corner shop and the victim, who is dependant on alcohol, went in to buy a small bottle of vodka.

Halligan is seen on CCTV asking for a drink of the alcohol, but after receiving a small amount, she continued to pester the victim.

The court heard how Halligan pulled her to the ground by her hair, before kicking her to the face.

The prosecution said Halligan then brought her foot down on the victim's face, knocking her unconscious and leaving a small pool of blood on the concrete.

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance and underwent a CT scan.

Halligan was in breach of a suspended sentence imposed by Warrington Magistrates' Court in August for theft matters and racially-aggravated threatening behaviour.

Defending her client, Ms Wilde said Halligan, who has already served two months in custody, was sorry and shocked at her behaviour.

Judge Denis Watson, passing sentence, said: "I have seen the CCTV.

"The victim is not in the least bit intimidating, all the aggression comes from you.

"You stamped on her head.

"She was unconscious for a short time.

"She must have sustained a significant laceration to the back of her head as the cut bled and she was taken to hospital.

"I will assume there are no long-lasting consequences."

Halligan was sentenced to 60 weeks in prison.