Women accused of slapping man's bottom in Guildhall Walk will appear at Portsmouth Crown Court

Two teenage women charged over a fracas outside a nightclub after a man was allegedly slapped on the bottom will face crown court.

Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 3:50 pm

Scarlett Bareham and Fiona Hoyle, both 19, are accused of affray over the incident, which took place in Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth.

Prosecutors say the incident was sparked after a woman challenged a group after a man was slapped on the bottom.

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Fiona Hoyle, 19, outside Portsmouth Magistrates' Court at an earlier hearing (jpns 290721-04)

The pair appeared at a brief hearing at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

Bareham, from Havant, also faces a charge of sexual assault.

Hoyle, from Southsea, is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Both entered no pleas to the charges and the case was sent to Portsmouth Crown Court.

Scarlett Bareham, 19, outside Portsmouth Magistrates' Court at an earlier hearing (jpns 290721-07)

They were bailed and are expected to appear at a plea and trial preparation hearing on September 20.

Another woman, Hannah Phillips, 20, from Havant, is also charged with sexual assault on a man over the incident.

She appeared at the same court earlier on Wednesday and her case was adjourned to September 2.

Hannah Phillips, 19, outside Portsmouth Magistrates' Court at an earlier hearing (jpns 290721-05)