Road rage in UK: Young mother rains punches on female driver in front of their babies

Concern for her child led one young mother to beat up another in a road rage attack in Manchester, England - as their babies looked on.

Fatima Festus, 22, claimed Amilia Luby's car had suddenly pulled in front of her vehicle and nearly caused an accident on June 16 last year, according to a report from the Daily Mail. Her six-month-old child was in the car's backseat.

In a rage, she overtook and cut in front of Ms Luby's car, causing both cars to come to a stop.

Festus then stormed up shouting "My f******* child is in the back of my car", before dragging Ms Luby out of her vehicle and punching her on the head and the face.

A friend of Ms Luby's sitting in the passenger seat tried to intervene but was punched in the stomach. Ms Luby's one-year-son was unharmed.

Ms Luby suffered a black eye, cuts to her lip, bruises to her elbow and swelling on her head, and has been too afraid to leave her house since the attack, according to the report.

Festus, who is pregnant again with her second child, expressed regret over the attack, telling the Manchester Magistrates' Court that the incident was "a bit of a blur" and that she simply felt very protective over the safety of her first born.

On Monday (March 6), she was sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.

She was also ordered to pay Ms Luby £200 (S$346).