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Woman arrested over sex in the street returns to court for pub fight
8:23pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A woman who was arrested after having sex in a street has been back in court after fighting in a pub.
Police were called to Coston Drive in South Shields, after Amy Seath was seen performing a sex act on a man just after midnight in November last year.
When the officers got there, they caught the 26-year-old having sex with him.
She was arrested and was given a six-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to outraging public decency at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court in December.
Seath, of Albion Court, South Shields, was back at court yesterday after being involved in a fight at the nearby Wouldhave pub in April.
Jeanette Smith, prosecuting, said Seath slapped someone two or three times during the brawl.
She pleaded guilty to assault.
The latest conviction meant she was in breach of the conditional discharge from December, and District Judge John Foster decided to re-sentence her for that as well as the new crime.
He gave her a 12 week prison sentence suspended for a year, with 120 hours of unpaid work.
Judge Foster said: “Both of these offences happened in drink. Either you need to change your behaviour or stop drinking.
“Fighting in a public house, late at night, while there were people there, and everyone was in drink, is a serious matter.
“And you were very lucky not to get a more serious sentence for the previous offence.”
Tom Morgan, defending, said: “There had been a dispute between two families earlier in the night.
“She had nothing to do with that, but later the groups started arguing again.
“She was trying to split a fight up, but admits she slapped someone.
“She is embarrassed and ashamed of her behaviour.”
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