A Derby mum kicked one nightclub security guard and thumped another when she was ejected from a city centre nightclub.
Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how the 39-year-old, of Ostley Green, punched one guard in the head and kicked another between his legs during the incident.
The mother-of-two, who works for the DWP, pleaded guilty to two charges of assault by beating.
Magistrates handed her a community order and told her to pay compensation.
Assault outside Living Lounge
Peter Bettany, prosecuting, said: “(A security guard) got hold of her to take her outside.
“She kicked one of the guards between his legs. Another guard was punched in the head.”
Mr Bettany went on to say that during a police interview, O’Connor-Brown claimed she had not been aggressive, felt threatened by the security staff and that they had “no reason to do it.”
Devastated by her actions
The court heard how O’Connor-Brown was devastated by the incident and was very sorry for her behaivour.
Alice Hornsby, mitigating, said: “She pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and should be given full credit for that.
“On the night of this incident she had been out celebrating her cousin’s birthday. You can see from the footage she had not been causing any problems.
“She had three glasses vodka and lemonade, she wasn’t drunk.”
‘Upset and angry’
The court heard how she became “upset” and “angry” that she had been made to leave.
Mrs Hornsby said: “She’s very sorry for her behaivour. She has never been in a police station. She is devastated that she is before you today.
“In respect of her personal circumstances, she works for the DWP. She also studies special educational needs and disability at university.”
Probation said O’Connor-Brown had taken time off work due to suffering with depression and anxiety. She also had fibromyalgia.
They also said her son had autism, dispraxia, ADHD and other health issues.
What did she get?
Magistrates handed O’Connor-Brown a two-month community order and a curfew between 10pm and 6am.
They stated that if she needed to take her child to hospital outside of these times she must produce a medical form as evidence.
She was then told to pay compensation of £50 to each victim, costs of £85 and £85 victim surcharge.
This took her total to pay to £270.
Source – Derby Telegraph