A 'BINGE-drinker' has been handed a community order after she assaulted and racially abused a man in a takeaway.

Kay Brown, of Churchill Drive, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old admitted that on June 30, at Town Hill in Wrexham, she assaulted Ricardo Morais by beating him.

She also admitted that on the occasion, she used threatening or abusive racially aggravated words or behaviour.

Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that the victim works as a door security officer at the Penny Black in Wrexham City Centre.

On the day of the offence, his attention was drawn to the owner of the nearby Pizza Palace, who was asking for help.

Mr Morais entered the takeaway and saw Brown, who was refusing to leave the premises.

She slapped him to the face with a "double-handed clap action," following which he restrained her and waited for the police to arrive.

During the incident, she was heard to shout racist slurs.

In mitigation, her solicitor told the court Brown accepted the facts, explaining: "She has no recollection of committing either offence - and that's down to her level of intoxication.

"She tells me she does have issues with alcohol and prior to this offence there had been a considerable period of abstinence.

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"But she'd gone shopping and ended up in a pub.

"She binge drinks - when she starts, she doesn't stop."

Probation Officer Pamela Roberts told the court Brown was "at a loss as to why she behaved in such a manner" and that while she accepted her behaviour had been unacceptable, she claimed not to "hold any racist views."

Deputy District Judge Paul Conlon told Brown: "This was an assault on someone who was providing a service to the public.


"It was compounded by the verbal, racial abuse you directed against the victim."

For the assault, Brown was made the subject of a 12 month community order with up to 15 days of rehabilitation activity and a 60 day alcohol abstinence order.

And for the racially aggravated abuse, she was ordered to pay a fine of £120, £50 compensation, a £114 victim surcharge and £85 costs.