Reveller gave woman a bloody nose

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A REVELLER has been fined after she smacked a woman in the face during a night-out and gave her a bloody nose.

Kellie Howdle, 18, of Bloomery Way, Clay Cross, had been in the Association Bar, on Corporation Street, Chesterfield, when she attacked Lucy Beniston, according to a Chesterfield magistrates’ court hearing, on Monday, April 29.

Becky Mahon, prosecuting, said: “Lucy Beniston had gone to the Association Bar with friends and had been drinking but was aware of what she was doing. She went to the toilets with a friend and noticed Howdle because both their ex-partners are friends.

“As Miss Beniston came out of the toilets she thought her friend was behind her but her friend was having a heated conversation with the defendant and then Howdle came up to Miss Beniston and thumped her in the face with the palm of her hand.”

Miss Mahon added that Miss Beniston suffered a bloody nose and as she left the bar she pointed out the defendant to police.

Howdle admitted to police she had seen the victim but despite originally denying striking the complainant she later pleaded guilty to the assault which happened in March.

Howdle told the court: “I’m just really sorry for what happened and nothing like that will happen again. It was done in the heat of the moment and things got out of hand.”

Magistrates fined Howdle £33 and ordered her to pay £85 costs, a £20 victim surcharge and £100 compensation. She was also banned from the Association Bar for 12 months.