Woman fails to remember pub damage

PUBLISHED: 16:34 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 13:30 04 May 2010

DRUNKEN Jackie Noble was drenched in her own blood after she smashed three windows at the High Flyer pub in Ely. And although police were gentle and caring when they found her bleeding in the street, Noble lashed out, kicking and swearing. Noble has been

DRUNKEN Jackie Noble was drenched in her own blood after she smashed three windows at the High Flyer pub in Ely.

And although police were gentle and caring when they found her bleeding in the street, Noble lashed out, kicking and swearing.

Noble has been left with permanent scars to her arms after the incident, Ely magistrates were told on Thursday, but has no recollection of what happened.

At a trial last month, 44-year-old Noble of New Barns Avenue, Ely, was convicted of causing criminal damage to three windows belonging to Martin McKenzie, assaulting a police officer, and using threatening or disorderly behaviour.

She also admitted that the offences put her in breach of a conditional discharge imposed last June for using threatening behaviour.

Police were called to Newnham Street around 9.15pm on October 23 and found Noble bleeding heavily from her wrists, said prosecutor Emma Dmitriev.

"She was quite drunk, she lashed out at police officers and swore," she said.

When in a police van, Noble kicked out and hit an officer on the leg, causing him pain.

Mitigating, Georgina Gibbs said: "It is clear alcohol was a factor, this is not something she would have done if she was sober."

Noble had drunk five pints of lager, but believed her drinks had been spiked that night, adding to the amount of alcohol she drank.

Photos of Noble's injuries were handed in to the court.

"She fully accepts she broke the windows, something must have upset her, but she does not know what it was. She fully accepts she lost control."

Police called to the scene were gentle and patient, said Miss Gibbs, and Noble wanted to apologise for her behaviour.

"She was drenched in her own blood, and the injuries to her arms and wrists have left her with substantial permanent scars. It will be a reminder of her activities that night."

Noble was given an 18-month community order with supervision, and must be assessed by Drinksense and attend the Think First programme. She must pay £100 compensation to the pub and £100 costs.

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