A WOMAN from Ellesmere Port has admitted biting a pub landlord on the arm after he intervened in an argument.

Laura Thurston, 31, had got into a row with a man at The Olde Red Lion in Little Sutton at around 11.20pm on September 14.

Chester Magistrates Court heard on Friday (October 4) that landlord Andrew Faddon had spotted what was happening and went over to speak to the pair.

Alison Warburton, prosecuting, said: “He tried to split them up and as he was leading the defendant away he describes her turning her head and sinking her teeth into his arm.”

Magistrates were shown a photograph of the teeth marks in his skin.

Thurston, of Fulwood Gardens, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, was arrested and made no comment in her police interview.

However, she pleaded guilty to one charge of assault at today’s hearing.

The court heard she has six previous convictions for 15 offences including three that relate to offences against a person.

She was last before the court in February 2018 when she received a 21-month prison sentence for offences including criminal damage that were committed in breach of a community order.

Miss Warburton said an application will be made to ban Thurston from the Olde Red Lion pub.

The case was adjourned for three weeks while the probation service compiles a pre-sentence report on the defendant.

In the meantime she was granted bail on the condition that she does not contact the victim or go within 100 yards of his pub.