‘BERSERK’ LESBO BEAT UP 6 WOMEN IN BAR She ‘mis­read signs’ as girls danced to­gether

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A SPURNED les­bian went berserk and beat up six women when they re­sisted her ad­vances in a bar, a court heard.

Kim­berly McLeod, 28, had “mis­read the signs” of a group of women danc­ing to­gether at a night­club.

She grabbed two of the girls by their faces and at­tempted to kiss them – but be­came volatile when they pushed her back.

Mcleod then saw red and beat up six women – “pop­ping” one women’s nose which burst with blood fol­low­ing a vol­ley of the de­fen­dant’s wild punches at the ‘Loons’ venue in Hartle­pool, Co Durham.

In a vic­tim state­ment the woman told Teesside mag­is­trates: “This hap­pened for no rea­son at all.

“I can’t un­der­stand how a per­son can have such hate in­side them to phys­i­cally at­tack other peo­ple. I had to make up rea­sons for my in­juries.

“I am thank­ful for just one thing – though I suf­fered in this hor­ren­dous at­tack I know that it was in no way per­sonal against me.”

Pros­e­cu­tor Lynn Dal­ton said an­other vic­tim was grabbed by the head and neck be­fore a kiss was planted on her, but was then pum­melled to the floor as she strug­gled.

One of her vic­tims de­scribed how McLeod grabbed her by the head and neck and kissed her face, and she was beaten to the floor when she strug­gled.

McLeod, who lives with her same-sex part­ner in Hartle­pool, Tyne and Wear, ad­mit­ted six charges of as­sault and two of sex­ual as­sault re­gard­ing the un­wanted kisses.

An­other of the women told po­lice af­ter the in­ci­dent: “It felt as though I had been punched by a man.”

In mit­i­ga­tion, John Rel­ton said: “Due to some Dutch courage she mis­read the signs and was in­flu­enced into mak­ing sex­ual ad­vances which upset these ladies. “The ladies in­volved took ap­pro­pri­ate eva­sive UN­WANTED: Vi­o­lent McLeod ac­tion and my client knows she should have walked away, but she did not, she re­acted.”

He said that when she was work­ing as a safety worker in the petro­chem­i­cal in­dus­try and she was well paid.

Sus­pend­ing a prison sen­tence of 17 weeks for two years, Chair­man of the bench Martin Slim­ings said McLeod had car­ried ou

“mul­ti­ple, per­sis­tent, un­pro­voked as­saults”.

McLeod was also or­dered to pay £150 costs to each vic­tim.

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