King’s lynn landlady was assaulted

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A teenage girl who assaulted a Lynn landlady and her sister and bit a police officer’s hand has been given a conditional discharge.

Lauren Taylor was warned she could get a community sentence when she appeared before Lynn magistrates on Wednesday facing three charges of assault.

But the 19-year-old was given a 12-month conditional discharge, while an 18-year-old girl involved in the same incident was given a six-month conditional discharge for being drunk and disorderly.

Susanna Chowdhury, prosecuting, said Taylor was among a group of friends hanging around and drinking vodka outside the Fenman pub in Blackfriars Road, Lynn, at 9.30pm on November 10.

When landlady Bethany Thompson came outside and told them to move away, Taylor punched her in the back of the head.

She also punched Miss Thompson’s sister Jessica in the face, damaging her glasses, and when she was arrested and taken to Lynn police station, she bit detention officer Andrew Mcdonald’s hand.

Taylor admitted the assaults.

As well as the conditional discharge, she was ordered to pay a total of £175 
compensation and £35 towards costs.

n Rose Wilkins, 18, admitted being drunk and disorderly during the same incident. She was given a six-month discharge and also ordered to pay £35 towards costs.