A HOMELESS woman attacked staff in a Wrexham pub on three separate occasions.

Appearing at North East Wales Magistrates’ Court, Venesse Evans, 65, admitted three assault charges as well as a public order offence following incidents at The North and South Wales Bank on High Street, Wrexham.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said Evans pushed Dee Prydderch inside the premises on April 15 before trying to enter the pub again on April 22 when she threw a punch at Jennifer Jones.

On April 25, she confronted the pub’s manager, Hedd Roberts, who was punched when he asked Evans to leave.

Evans also pleaded guilty to a public order offence after she was spotted with her trousers around her ankles outside the The Wynnstay Arms on July 27 and was seen to defecate on the floor.

In a victim impact statement read by Mr Espie, Mr Roberts said: “I should be able to go to my work without being assaulted.”

Patrick Geddes, defending, said his client was homeless and with the council closing most public toilets she was left with “little option” but to go to the toilet in the open.

He said Evans went to pubs to keep warm and dry and to wash but as she was an alcoholic and homeless she was barred from entering most of them.

Mr Geddes said she was sent to prison in June for 15 days before being released.

“We are back to the same problem again,” he added. “Things have gone downhill and she does not present as a well lady.”

Chair of the bench, Celia Jenkins, jailed Evans for three months for the assault on Mr Roberts, one month for the assault on Ms Prydderch and one month for the assault on Ms Jones. No separate penalty was imposed for the public order offence or an offence of failing to appear for a court appearance, but a 12 month criminal behaviour order was also imposed banning Evans from entering any retail or licensed premises from which she has been previously banned.