Woman blames bouncer threats on alcohol relapse

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

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015, 8:30 pm
Burnley Magistrates Court.

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.

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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.”