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Drunk chef kicked woman on the floor
9:00am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
A chef at a low point in his life drunkenly pushed a woman over and then kicked her, Skipton magistrates were told.
The court heard how Cory Brewin called Helen Eskriett an “interfering cow”, grabbed her, pushed her over outside the Rose and Crown pub in Skipton and kicked her in the chest while she was on the ground.
The incident followed another offence just a day earlier when he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly after being abusive to police officers.
Brewin of Heather View, Skipton, pleaded guilty to assault on September 29 and was sentenced to 120 hours’ community service, ordered to pay £100 compensation, £85 court costs and a £60 victims surcharge.
Prosecutor Caroline Midgley said the 23-year-old had been thrown out of the pub because he was “in everyone’s face” and had been creating a nuisance, waving his hands in front of women customers.
While dancing and kicking out, he had hit Ms Eskriett on the bottom. Ms Eskriett followed him out and Brewin insulted her and pushed her to the ground and attacked her.
The landlady pulled him away and the police were called.
He told officers he was “paralytic” and had drunk about 12 pints of beer during the day. He could remember nothing of the incident and stressed that he was not a fighter and would never hit a woman.
John Mewies, for Brewin, said he was at a low point having lost his job as a chef and his accommodation as a result of an incident cause by drink.
He said: “His story is a demonstration on the evils of drink and its harmful effects on a person like Mr Brewin who is a likeable young man, passive and shows no aggression when sober.”
His behaviour followed his recent dismissal from his job as a chef because of a drink-related incident.
But the court was told that he had found another position as a chef in Skipton and was about to start on a trial run.
In the second court hearing, Brewin was ordered to pay £100 in fines and costs.
The court heard that during the early hours of September 28, Brewin was ordered to leave the house of a friend after twice causing a disturbance.
Brewin, who was also handed a six month conditional discharge, was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.
In mitigation, Lisa Julian said Brewin had been out drinking and had drunk more than he should have done.
He had been staying with a friend, but after causing a disturbance, she had wanted him to leave.
He had walked out of the house without shoes and been abusive to officers in Westmoreland Street.
Brewin was ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victims surcharge of £15.