Reveller who hurled glass at worker ordered to pay compensation

BANNED FROM PREMISES: Chelsea Meehan cannot enter the Twelve Tellers
BANNED FROM PREMISES: Chelsea Meehan cannot enter the Twelve Tellers
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A woman who hurled a glass at a bar worker when her rowdy group of friends were twice told to leave a city centre pub has been ordered to pay her victim compensation.

Reveller Chelsea Marie Meehan, of Cliff Street, Broadgate, Preston, was found guilty of two counts of assault against the same member of staff following a trial before Preston Magistrates’ Court.

She is now banned from the establishment for the next 12 months after the court made an exclusion order as part of her community order.

The magistrates’ bench heard Meehan had been in the Twelve Tellers public house on Church Street, Preston, on December 21 when victim, Aimee Ollerenshaw, was assaulted in two incidents.

Prosecuting, Andrea Fawcett said: “Miss Meehan and her friends had been told on a couple of occasions to leave but despite this they had come back.

“They were sitting near the door of the premises.

“The young lady walks over and asks them all to leave.

“They do so, but there is a brief confrontation in which Miss Meehan slaps the woman to the face.

“The member of staff grabs her wrists so she is unable to continue.

She adds: “Miss Meehan then walks away to leave, but as she leaves she throws a glass towards the member of staff.”

The bench heard the glass hit the victim on the head.

She suffered slight injuries.

In a victim impact statement the worker described a small bump on top of her head and a little scratch on her face.

Mum-of-two Meehan has a criminal record with offences of a like nature, but has not been in trouble since 2013, the court heard.

Defending, James Ball said she had had a difficult upbringing with both of her parents in and out of trouble.

Her dad has since passed away and she has no contact with her mum.

She has recently obtained a job at McDonalds on Preston Docks after completing a Princes’ Trust scheme.

Meehan was ordered to pay £50 compensation and a £60 victim surcharge.

She was also given a 15 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

She also pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to bail but received no separate penalty.