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Woman, 48, grabbed woman's breasts in pub 'banter' then smashed bottle over another woman's head

A woman customer service manager touched a pub customer’s breasts then hit another woman over the head with a bottle in exaggerated drunken behavior she called a ‘joke’, court heard .

The rowdy drinking session at the pub turned into a mass brawl when Tamagin Mellor, 48, of Chesfield Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, hit with the bottle.

The following month, she quit her role at Merlin Entertainments, whose theme parks include Alton Towers, Chessington World Of Adventure and Legoland.

Mellor pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to Rosie Tune at the Kings Tun pub, Kingston upon Thames on May 7.

She also pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon, a bottle, on the same occasion.

The rowdy drinking session at the pub turned into a mass brawl when Tamagin Mellor (pictured), 48, of Chesfield Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, hit with the bottle

Mellor touched a pub patron’s breasts and then hit another woman over the head with a bottle during exaggerated drunken behavior she called a ‘joke’, a court heard.

Mellor pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to Rosie Tune at the Kings Tun pub (pictured), Kingston upon Thames, on May 7

Prosecutor Timothy Fulford told Wimbledon Magistrates Court it was midnight when the lone defendant joined the victim and his friends, who were drinking at a table.

“The victim noticed that the accused started touching one of his friend’s breasts in a ‘joking’ way and the friend asked him to stop, which she did for a while.

‘It then started again and Mellor was challenged at which point she started to get very angry and the victim overheard her saying she was going to ‘bottle it up’.

“Before she could react, she felt an impact on the left side of her head, a sharp pain and fell to the ground.

“She says everything was a blur, and she felt confused, and people were asking her if she was okay, and the police were called to the scene.”

Officers interviewed Mellor. “She accepted that she was drunk and deeply ashamed.”

At the time of the offense, Mellor was under a court-imposed community order for an offense of failing to provide a breathalyzer when he was suspected of drunk driving.

“She has very few memories of the incident and there is a suggestion that it was not a completely unprovoked assault,” said Ms Ros Olleson, defending. “There was a little more going on.

“She expresses remorse for her behavior. It wasn’t so hard that the bottle broke – but it clearly caused a bump, knocking the woman to the ground.

“What followed was a melee – and Ms Mellor was struck in the head, contributing, she believes, to having little recollection of the events.

Prosecutor Timothy Fulford told Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court (pictured) it was midnight when the lone defendant joined the victim and his friends, who were drinking at a table

“She is a heavy drinker and when she drinks, it is to excess.

“His behavior that day was so shocking to her that she took steps to address it and has not had an alcoholic drink since.

“She works as a customer service manager, dealing with the public, and this behavior was out of place and unlikely to happen again.

“Fortunately, few injuries were caused.”

Magistrate David Charnley announced: ‘This offense is so serious that a sentence of custody is appropriate, but it will be suspended.

“There was use of a weapon by the accused, aggravated by the state of intoxication and under court order.”

Mellor received twenty-four weeks imprisonment, suspended for twelve months and must comply with a three-month alcoholism treatment requirement and attend twenty days of a rehabilitation activity requirement.

She was not ordered to pay any compensation to the victim, but must pay £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £128.

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