A woman must pay £150 to a doorman after throwing a glass into his face.
It left the man with swelling around an eyebrow and JP Kim Geering telling her: “You could have caused lot more injury had the glass broken in his face.
“You have been remorseful and also that this was caused by drugs and alcohol – this is where it has got you. He was purely doing his job.”
Community work for 100 hours must be carried out by Rowland, a trainee mortgage advisor of Bernard Street, Carrington. She admitted assault by beating and having cocaine in the Carlton Street bar.
Matt Evans, prosecuting, said the incident began when Rowland was being ejected from the premises.
“She threw a drink over him and threw the glass into his face. Luckily the glass didn’t break.
“She was in drink and had taken drugs and this was unnecessary violence. She said she could not remember the incident,” said Mr Evans. Rowland had never been in trouble before.
Laura Coffey, mitigating, said Rowland came into the city because her boyfriend was due to be in a music video.
“She was persuaded to take cocaine to pick her up a little bit and this is not something she usually does, but it affected her character and resulted in the circumstances you have here.
“To say Miss Rowland is remorseful is an absolute understatement. She showed that remorse in a police interview and was apologetic throughout,” Miss Coffey told the three magistrates.
Rowland had written a letter of apology to the injured doorman, said Miss Coffey. She had also immediately shown cocaine to police officers and “was fully co-operative.”
The magistrates banned her from the bar for a year, a decision which was not contested by Rowland.
A probation report said it was only the second time that she had taken cocaine. She had also been drinking.
“She does not seek to excuse her behaviour due to her level of intoxication. She said that she deserves to be punished and that the employee did not deserve to be treated in this manner,” the report added.
Source – Romsey Advertiser