Woman banned from Hartlepool pubs

Teesside Crown Court
Teesside Crown Court

A WOMAN has been banned from drinking in Hartlepool town centre’s pubs and clubs after three attacks on other revellers.

Chelsea McKie punched one woman dislodging her tooth, and also punched and aimed a kick at two other women in the Princess Helena pub in the town’s Whitby Street.

The 23-year-old admitted three counts of common assault at Teesside Crown Court arising from the incident on December 29 last year.

The court was told that McKie became involved after her boyfriend was attacked during the same incident.

Judge Peter Armstrong spared the defendant jail – despite what he described as her bad record for violence – and sentenced her to a three-month prison sentence suspended for two years.

He also banned her from all town centre pubs and clubs in Hartlepool for the next six months.

McKie, of Norfolk Close, Hartlepool, who has a five year-old child, had previous convictions for assault and also nearly bit the finger off of one woman during another pub fight.

Judge Armstrong said McKie had not been looking for trouble, but had no good reason to commit the assaults she did.

He said he suspected it was alcohol that made her lose control of her senses.

McKie was ordered to pay £600 compensation to the victims of the assaults. She was also ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work.