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Worksop: Woman hit bouncer outside Waterfront pub

Worksop Magistrates Court

Worksop Magistrates Court

A Worksop bouncer was punched in the face outside a town centre pub after an altercation with a woman, a court heard.

Joanne Towers, 45, of Hickinwood Crescent, Clowne, admitted a charge of common assault at Worksop Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 20th August.

The court was shown CCTV footage of Towers sat outside The Waterfont pub, Bridge Place, Worksop, at around 10.30pm on 3rd May 2014.

Towers was shown having a cigarette in the gardens of the pub when a doorman at the bar, Ahmed Elgebily, approached her.

After a short period of time, the pair exchange words and Towers became abusive towards Elgebily.

The doorman was then seen trying to escort Towers off the premises before they came to blows.

Towers swung a punch at Elgebily but missed.

Prosecuting, Ruth Snowdin, said: “She then threw another punch which hit him in the lip which then started to bleed.”

In mitigation, David Verity, said: “As you can see from the CCTV, the defendant was being assaulted by the doorman.”

“He grabbed her and shoved her out of the beer garden. The mistake she made was reacting. There had been some provocation.”

“She had had a few drinks with friends and was sitting in the beer garden. She was not drunk.”

“She feels that this bouncer had a grudge against her. He is also a big chap.”

“She accepts what she has done and just wants to forget this and move on with her life.”

The magistrates said: “We have given you some credit for your guilty plea.”

“This offence was serious because it was in a public place.”

Towers was ordered to pay £150 compensation to Elgebily, £40 victim surcharge, £85 costs and fined £400.

 

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