TWO women hurled bricks at a takeaway in a booze-fuelled racial attack.
Nichola Burney and Lyndzee Francis had been on an all-day drinking session in Shiney Row and Houghton-le-Spring before they entered Milan Tandoori, in Easington Lane, on March 1.
Magistrates in Sunderland were told trouble started after the pair were asked to leave after they fell asleep.
An argument broke out when a worker allegedly made a sexual-related comment to Francis.
The women reacted angrily, throwing menus around the shop and shouting at staff.
The court was told that a member of staff at the restaurant went out into the street and threw an egg, which hit Burney on the back of the head.
Both women then went to nearby waste ground and picked up bricks before returning to the shop.
Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said: “Both were carrying bricks and threw them at the window. Police officers heard them shouting racist abuse as they arrived at the scene.
“They were arrested, and when Nichola Burney was interviewed she admitted making racist comments, but denied being a racist.”
Hundreds of pounds of damage was caused to both the windows and front door of the curry house.
Burney, 23, of Byron Terrace, and Francis, 32, of Graswell Terrace, both Houghton, had pleaded guilty to racially aggravated criminal damage and racially aggravated intentional harassment at a hearing last month.
Both were given 19-week sentences, suspended for 12 months.
George Tilly, defending, said: “Both girls felt there was a certain level of provocation. There is a certain level of remorse from both of them.
“They are disgusted at how they have behaved, particularly Ms Burney, as she has an Indian boyfriend.”
They were also ordered to pay £200 in compensation each and a victim surcharge of £80 each.