Drunk woman threw money at landlady of Thomas Street bar


A Portadown woman who threw money at the landlady of a bar was given suspended prison sentences last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Barbara Elizabeth Boyd (49) of Sandringham, was sentenced to four months in prison for assault and three months for disorderly behaviour. Both sentences were suspended for three years.

The court heard that on February 15 last year police were called to La Bamba in Portadown after a report of a female causing a disturbance.

The landlady said she wanted the defendant removed because she had been disorderly. The landlady had tried to return change to Boyd but she threw the change over the bar. She was escorted off the premises but returned a short time later.

Boyd later admitted during interview to drinking more than usual.

A defence barrister said Boyd had various issues in her personal life. He added that a probation report assessed her as not a risk to the public but a high risk of re-offending.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, pointed out that previous orders had little deterrent effect.