Woman jailed for racist abuse while being ejected from Skegness pub

Court News.
Court News.

A woman who racially abused a Skegness doorman after being ejected from a pub was jailed for 18 months.

Nicole Wright, 23, “hurled” racist remarks at bouncer Christopher Pennant after he lawfully removed her from Wellies Bar on Grand Parade.

Lincoln Crown Court heard Wright had to be restrained by other family members as she repeatedly tried to confront and spit at Mr Pennant.

Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said the whole of “disgraceful episode” was captured on CCTV after Wright was thrown out of the premises.

“Wright can be seen continually trying to get towards Mr Pennant and lashing out,” Mr Scott said.

As Wright continued to shout abuse at Mr Pennant her boyfriend, Liam Smith, threw paving slabs and a beer glass at a crowd who had gathered outside the pub, the court was told.

The couple had been drinking in the bar with other members of Wright’s family after travelling to Skegness from Nottingham.

In a victim impact statement which was read out in court Mr Pennant said he was only doing his job and did not deserve to be racially abused.

The court heard Wright had been remanded in to custody since the incident and was training to be a “prison listener.”

Steven Gosnell, mitigating, told the court Wright had drunk six vodkas on the day of the offence and was now ashamed of her actions.

Wright, formerly from Nottingham, but now of no fixed address, admitted a charge affray following the incident on 5 May this year. Liam Smith was also jailed for 18 months at an earlier hearing.