Clubber pleads guilty to racially assaulting Birmingham bouncer after being caught on camera

Sharna Walker Credit: PA Images

A woman caught on video as she racially abused and spat at a doorman on Broad Street in Birmingham has admitted a charge of racially aggravated common assault.

Sharna Walker, who went viral on social media in May after the incident in Birmingham’s nightclub district, heard she could face jail after pleading guilty at the city’s magistrates’ court.

The 25-year-old, of Woodhouse Close, Worcester, was banned from Birmingham following her arrest two days after ranting at doorman Tristan Price outside the Figure of Eight Wetherspoons branch on Saturday May 22.

Walker, appearing in the dock wearing a long black coat, carrying a handbag and with sunglasses on her forehead, also admitted causing criminal damage to a door, including its glass panel and hinges.

District Judge Briony Clarke granted Walker unconditional bail until an administrative hearing on October 27 after a defence application for reports to be prepared.

Defence solicitor Judith Kenney 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."

Sharna Walker leaves Birmingham Magistrates’ Court Credit: centre

Charges of threatening behaviour and assault by beating were withdrawn after the Crown accepted Walker’s guilty pleas.

Miss Kenney said the court was required to consider any suggestion of a mental disorder, adding that a report by an expert had been commissioned.

"I wish to mitigate with the court having all matters before it,” the solicitor told Wednesday’s short hearing.

Adjourning the case, District Judge Clarke told Walker: "You have pleaded guilty to these offences. In due course you will get credit for pleading guilty but I can’t sentence you today.

"I am going to adjourn this hearing until the reports are completed."