A PUBWATCH chairman who is the longest serving licensee in Flintshire has been warned she faces jail after being convicted of inflicting violence on a man in a pub toilet.
Linda Lee told a jury at Mold Crown Court she’d been chairman of Pubwatch in Flint and had approval to run door security and as such was trained to defuse situations.
Lee was licensee of the Flint Sports and Social Club at the time of the attack in March last year.
She and her partner Sean Limbert were convicted of wounding.
Judge Philip Hughes bailed both of them pending sentence next month.
He told them: “When you come back, I’m afraid there’s no alternative to a custodial sentence.”
The jury heard there were difficulties between her and complainant Derek Burns after she agreed to make a witness statement about his former wife Wendy Burns, who is serving a six- year jail term for stabbing him.
Lee said he’d abused her and called her disgraceful names, which Mr Burns denied.
Limbert and Lee denied wounding Mr Burns at the Royal Oak in Flint in March last year.
Limbert, 47, of Raven Court, claimed that he was simply not involved in the violence that evening.
Lee, 50, of Elwy Crescent, both Flint, claimed she acted in self-defence when Mr Burns swung a kick at her groin, a claim he also denied.
It was the prosecution case that both had assaulted Mr Burns by punching him repeatedly.
It was then alleged that Limbert went on to kick him very hard in the face.