Woman at­tacked preg­nant bouncer in bar fight

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A WOMAN at­tacked a preg­nant bouncer at a Swansea bar after be­ing asked to leave the premises, a court has heard.

Leanne Hearne dragged her vic­tim to the floor and pulled her hair – rip­ping out hair ex­ten­sions – and scrammed her face with her nails.

The vic­tim, who was around five weeks preg­nant, curled up into a ball on the floor dur­ing the at­tack.

Swansea Mag­is­trates’ Court heard vi­o­lence flared in the Pop­World bar on the city’s Wind Street on De­cem­ber 16 when 37-year-old Hearne was asked to leave.

The court heard Hearne be­came “ag­i­tated and ag­gres­sive” then at­tacked a fe­male mem­ber of door staff, grab­bing her by the hair and pulling her to floor.

As the at­tack con­tin­ued, Hearne be­gan scram­ming her vic­tim’s face with her nails, and also struck her to the body.

The court heard that fol­low­ing the as­sault the vic­tim went for a baby scan, and that it ap­peared that no harm had been done.

In her po­lice in­ter­view Hearne said she thought her drinks may have been spiked, and she de­nied be­ing on any “sub­stances”.

Hearne, of Kingsway car­a­van park, Fforest­fach, Swansea, pleaded guilty to com­mon as­sault when she ap­peared be­fore dis­trict judge Christo­pher James at the mag­is­trates court.

So­lic­i­tor Re­becca Carter, for Hearne, said her client was very re­morse­ful for what she had done, and she de­scribed the Pop­World in­ci­dent as out of char­ac­ter for the de­fen­dant.

Hearne was made the sub­ject of a 12-month com­mu­nity or­der with a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion course, and must abide by a cur­few for the next 20 weeks.

She was also or­dered to pay £200 in com­pen­sa­tion.

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