Drunk Sheffield woman brawls with man in street

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A DRONFIELD woman ended up in court after brawling in the street with her partner.

A witness saw Samantha Charlesworth on the ground after being punched by Adam Devine on Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, at 11pm on July 19.

“He continued hitting her and then stopped and walked away. She jumped up, chased after him, knocked him to the ground and continued punching him to the head.

“He then got up and hit her and she fell and he struggled with her and held her. The witness wasn’t sure who started the incident,” Sherall Pickford, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates.

She added the witness thought the fight was over a bottle of cider.

Charlesworth was arrested and made no complaint of assault.

She was charged with using threatening behaviour, which she admitted. Devine admitted a similar offence at an earlier hearing.

Charlesworth was in further trouble for fighting with a woman outside the Portland Hotel, Chesterfield, at 6.30pm on July 25

“Police arrived and she staggered towards a police vehicle and jumped on the bonnet and sat on it,” said Ms Pickford.

Charlesworth, aged 26, of Cecil Road, Dronfield, admitted being drunk and disorderly and breaching a conditional discharge imposed for shoplifting.

Sentence was adjourned for probation service reports.

“Mr Devine is her long-term partner. They were arrested for assaulting each other and neither wanted to press charges.

“On the second occasion she was threatened by someone and she says she sat on the bonnet as a joke and did not jump on it,” said Kevin Tomlinson, for Charlesworth.

He added she had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was on a methadone programme to help her stay off heroin.