Wedding rampage ends with police shoe attack

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A DRUNKEN wedding guest who lashed out at a police officer with her stiletto shoe has been hit with a hefty fine - which she must pay before emigrating to Thailand next week.

Make-up artist Annette Jones, of Cowley Hill, was so upset at police arresting her partner following a drunken row that she struck one of the officers with her stiletto.

Wigan Magistrates’ Court heard how police were initially called to the car park of the Britannia Hotel in Wigan at about 11.30pm on May 6 following an argument between Jones’ partner and another man in the hotel bar.

Katie McFarlane, prosecuting, told how the defendant, 41, who had been boozing on an empty stomach all day, and her partner were then asked to leave.

But Jones, who was wearing a pair of pink “pig-shaped” slippers after removing her stiletto shoes, started hurling abuse at the police officers, labelling them “jobs-worths”.

She then continued to verbally abuse the officers in the hotel’s car park when her partner was arrested for being drunk and disorderly before striking one of the officers with her stiletto.

Fortunately, the shoe only connected with the officer’s body armour – just a couple of inches from the back of his neck – and he was uninjured.

Nick Lloyd, defending, told how his client had no previous convictions, deserved credit for her early guilty plea and was of previous good character.

Magistrates ordered Jones, of Keswick Road, to pay a £500 fine, £85 towards prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

She must pay the amount in full before emigrating to Thailand on June 4.