Drunken woman abused pub’s door staff

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A WOMAN landed herself in the dock after hurling abuse at door staff at a South Tyneside pub.

Police were called to the Lambton Arms, in East Street, South Shields, after a complaint about Lynn Grimes’ behaviour.

The 44-year-old was warned about her actions by officers, but was arrested when she continued to be abusive towards the pub staff.

Grimes pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk in a public place at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Ian Simpson, prosecuting, said; “On Friday, November 28, police were called to a disturbance at the Lambton Arms.

“The defendant was being abusive to door staff.

“She was warned but continued to be abusive to the door staff and was arrested.”

Christopher Brown, defending, said: “She had been drinking – and it got the better of her.”

He added: “She can only apologise for her behaviour.”

Grimes, of John Williamson Street, South Shields, was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.