Woman blames bouncer threats on alcohol relapse

Burnley Magistrates Court.
Burnley Magistrates Court.
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A woman who was drunk and making threats against bouncers was on an alcohol treatment programme, a court heard.

Gemma Louise Brennan (29) had been causing early hours problems with door staff at a Burnley bar for about 30 minutes.

After a police officer was approached by the staff, Brennan tried to push some railings over and gesturing towards the door staff, said: “I’m going to hurt them.”

Burnley magistrates were told the defendant had been given a community order with an alcohol programme in February and was said to be doing well on it. She had made a great deal of progress and had been attending all appointments and engaging in discussion.

The defendant, of Laithe Street, Burnley, admitted being drunk and disorderly on Hargreaves Street on November 7th. She was given a 12-month conditional discharge and must pay a £150 criminal courts charge, £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

She told the justices: “I apologise. It’s just a relapse. I did a six month course at Inspire that I completed and I’m just gutted really that I let it get to me.”