Court hears about pregnant woman's drunken fight

Court hears about pregnant woman's drunken fight

Court hears about pregnant woman's drunken fight

First published in News

A PREGNANT mother has told a court she was drunk when she was involved in a brawl in the Lowesmoor area of Worcester.

Jade Hughes, 23, of Canterbury Road, appeared before city magistrates where she admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence on Saturday, March 1.

The court was told Hughes, who has a two-year-old son and is five months’ pregnant with her second child, was with her partner and another man at about 2.15am on March 1.

Lesley Ashton, prosecuting, said CCTV footage showed the three approaching another man outside the Lowesmoor Fish Bar and appearing to get into a brief fight with him.

About 10 minutes later the trio were again seen on CCTV in the Black Horse Walk area confronting four other men, who they appeared to fight with for about five minutes.

“They are described as attacking the males, throwing punches and breaking off before attacking again,” she said.

Miss Ashton said the fight ended when a police officer with a dog arrived on the scene.

Paul Stanley, mitigating, said Hughes had told police she was drunk at was very embarrassed by her part in the incident.

Saying he doubted Hughes would have acted the way she had if she had not been in the company of the other two men, chairman of the bench Keith Stokes-Smith warned her she could have faced prison for her actions: “We are going to assume you are genuinely embarrassed by your actions.”

The court ordered her to pay a £100 fine as well as £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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