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Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison sentenced for shoe attack

Vicky Pattison Image copyright PA
Image caption Vicky Pattison attacked the woman after ice was thrown at her

A star of the reality TV show Geordie Shore has been sentenced for assault after hurling her shoes at a woman during a bar brawl in Newcastle.

Vicky Pattison, 25, of Wallsend, North Tyneside, lashed out after being hit by ice at Florita's Bar in July last year.

She wrongly thought victim Hannah Kelso, 18, who needed four stitches, had thrown the ice.

At Newcastle Crown Court, she admitted two counts of assault and was ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work.

She was also ordered to pay £4,000 in compensation to Miss Kelso, £750 compensation to a member of staff whose lip she cut and £1,500 court costs.

At a previous hearing Judge Brian Forster QC told Pattison, of Windsor Park, Wallsend, she would not go to jail.

The court heard she began arguing with Ms Kelso and then threw her shoes at her when security staff tried to pull her away.

Relationship breakdown

According to a probation report referred to by the judge, Pattison had drunk "10 pints of alcohol and shots of spirits" before the attack.

Anthony O'Donohue, defending, told the court she denied drinking 10 pints, but accepted she had drunk a "considerable amount".

Judge Forster said she got drunk because of a relationship breakdown and reacted angrily when ice was thrown.

Pattison began to abuse Miss Kelso, who was sitting in a neighbouring VIP booth, after claiming the ice had been thrown in her direction. CCTV later showed neither the student nor her friends had done it, the court heard.

The blow to Miss Kelso's face caused a cut which required four stitches.

Mr O'Donohue said the defendant was taking steps to address her behaviour.

Judge Forster said he accepted she felt genuine remorse for her behaviour, which he had described as "truly shocking", and gave her credit for her previous guilty pleas.

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