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Grandmother charged with disorderly behaviour

48-year-old wouldn't stop shouting abuse in pub

A court's heard a Ramsey grandmother wouldn't stop drunkenly shouting and swearing in a pub.

Forty-eight-year-old Donna Margaret Boyde, of Bircham Avenue Close, appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.

She admitted disorderly behaviour on licensed premises, at the Mitre Hotel on West Quay, on 14 September.

Police were called at around 8.45pm when unemployed Boyde began arguing with another woman.

Prosecution advocate Hazel Carroon told the hearing when officers arrived Boyde was obviously drunk, unsteady on her feet and slurring her words.

When she continued to shout abuse at another customer in the pub officers arrested her and she turned her insults on them.

Mrs Hughes said she would treat the incident as a one-off warning Boyde she could expect a Licensing Act ban if she offends again in future.

She imposed a £500 fine and ordered Boyde to pay £125 towards prosecution costs.

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