Court report: woman could face jail after admitting racial abuse of Westside doorman

A woman caught on video as she racially abused and spat at a Westside pub doorman has admitted a charge of racially aggravated common assault.

Sharna Walker, who went viral on social media in May after the incident outside the Figure of Eight pub on Broad Street, heard that she could face jail after pleading guilty at the city’s magistrates’ court.

Walker, 25, of Woodhouse Close, Worcester, appeared in the dock wearing a long black coat, carrying a handbag and with sunglasses pushed up on her forehead,

She pleaded guilty to the incident which saw her ranting racial abuse at doorman Tristan Price outside the Wetherspoons’ pub on Saturday 22 May.

Walker, also admitted causing criminal damage to a door at the pub, including its glass panel and hinges.

Defence solicitor Judith Kenney made an application for reports to be prepared and told the court: “I acknowledge that this [offence] starts at a custody level.

“What I would seek to do, dependent on the medical evidence, is to seek to persuade the court to suspend the sentence.”

District Judge Briony Clarke granted Walker unconditional bail until an administrative hearing on 27 October.

Walker has already been banned from all Westside’s licensed premises for 12 months as a result of her behaviour.

ENDS

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