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Pub ban after two hurt following row in Uttoxeter

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

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A 29-YEAR-OLD woman has been banned from a Uttoxeter hotel after tables were thrown round during an attack on a customer and its landlord.

Safron Broughton, of Caverswall Farm, in Lower Loxley, grabbed the head of Isobelle Leese before dragging her to the floor in the middle of the Smithfield Hotel, in High Street, on February 15.

Broughton appeared at Burton Magistrates’ Court on Monday to admit assaulting both Ms Leese and the pub’s landlord, Brendan McBride, who she hit with a glass.

She also admitted damaging a light fitting and Ms Leese’s jewellery in the attack.

At the time, the defendant and her partner were drinking at the hotel. In a separate area were Ms Leese and her partner.

Isobelle Leese had previously been in a relationship with the defendant’s partner, who had come over to talk to Ms Leese.

Emma Thompson, prosecuting, said: “(Broughton) lunged at her, grabbed her with her right hand and neck with her left hand then injured party is dragged to the floor.”

Isobelle later reported scratches to left cheek, pain to front and right side of her head, and bruises to her neck. Michael Taylor, defending, said the conversation between Ms Leese and Broughton’s partner was about his former girlfriend, which upset Broughton.

He said: “She has been getting help for these problems from her doctor.

Broughton was given a 12 month community order with 150 hours unpaid work, and supervision.

She will also pay £185 compensation for the light fitting, £435 for the jewellery, and £100 compensation to Isobelle Leese, as well as £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge. She was also given a 12 month exclusion order from the Smithfield Hotel.

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