Drunken attack at office party

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A mother-of-two ripped another woman’s dress down the back during a melee at a Christmas works outing at Ribby Hall in Wrea Green.

Michelle Hodgkinson also yanked the other woman’s hair-piece and repeatedly grabbed her handbag.

Hodgkinson, a 31-year-old hotel worker, of Thistlecroft, Ingol, Preston, pleaded guilty to assault.

She was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 compensation with £85 costs plus £15 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Hodgkinson told the judge: “Normally I would never attack anyone. I was drunk and I thought it was my handbag.”