Five months in jail for Gosport pub fight

JAILED Maxine Anthony
JAILED Maxine Anthony
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A WOMAN who started a drunken pub brawl has been jailed for five months.

Maxine Anthony, of Trinity Green in Gosport, was jailed during a sentencing hearing at Fareham Magistrates’ Court for starting the fight at the Green Dragon Pub, in Rowner, on April 29.

The 20-year-old launched a foul tirade at then landlady Alanna Clements who asked her to leave after it was recognised she was on the Pubwatch list of banned customers.

Over the next few minutes she threw pint glasses, swung a bar stool around, and assaulted two customers – punching Michael O’Sullivan and headbutting and biting Mark Chapman

Finally, Anthony hurled racist abuse at PC Penelope Young, one of the arresting officers.

Chairman Edwin Daniels said: ‘We have read the report very carefully and taken it into consideration, but at the end of the day, the public must be taken into consideration and you have numerous convictions for violence.’

Anthony was sentenced to five months for both counts of assault, five months for the racially-aggravated abuse, four months for the public order offence and four months for breaching her Asbo. All jail terms are to run concurrently.