Clubber who racially abused bouncer in Birmingham jailed for 14 weeks

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Video shows Tristan Price being abused by a woman while working on Broad Street in Birmingham

A woman who admitted a racially aggravated assault on a bouncer in Birmingham, after a video appeared of her abusing and spitting at the doorman, has been jailed.

Sharna Walker, 25, from Worcester, was caught on camera as she pushed, spat at and racially abused doorman Tristan Price outside The Figure of Eight on Broad Street.

The clip - recorded on May 22 this year - quickly went viral, triggering an angry reaction on social media.

Walker, of Woodcross Road, Worcester, was jailed today for 14 weeks at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

She burst into tears as guards applied handcuffs to her wrists.

District Judge John Bristow concluded Walker was a "risk to the public" and the appropriate punishment could only be achieved by immediate custody.

Judge Bristow said: "This truly shocking language has no place in the UK and any right-thinking member of the community would be utterly repelled by it."

Sharna Walker outside Birmingham Magistrates' Court Credit: BPM

Sarah Woulfe, prosecuting, said a group of four females, including Walker, were asked to leave by Mr Price at around 9.30pm "for being rowdy".

But when he helped one of them look for a lost phone Walker took a sip of her drink and spat it at his back.

She was once again asked to leave but pushed over tables and furniture on the way before pulling the front door so hard it caused the glass to shatter.

Then, outside the venue, Walker repeated racial slurs at Mr Price.

She also insulted him and his colleagues with a term offensive to disabled people.

The doorman stepped back inside the bar but Walker pushed the front door against his shoulder causing him to stumble back and aggravate an Achilles injury.

She was banned from Birmingham following her arrest two days after ranting at Tristan Price outside the Figure of Eight Wetherspoons branch on Saturday May 22.

Sharna Walker has been jailed for 14 weeks Credit: West Midlands Police

Ms Woulfe, reading an impact statement, said the incident had "stayed longer" with Mr Price than being threatened with a knife or dealing with other drunken behaviour during his time on the job.

She told the court Mr Price had also seen a support worker.

The prosecutor said Mr Price uploaded footage of the incident to Instagram to raise awareness "this abuse still happens".

She stated he did not realise the level of attention it would get and later withdrew his support for the prosecution case because he did not want Walker to be further impacted by the widespread outrage.

Judith Kenney, mitigating, told the court Walker suffered from agoraphobia and went out that night "against her better judgement" and drank for "Dutch courage".

She said Walker fell out with her friend and became concerned because she was left in Birmingham city centre - where she had never been out before - without her phone and did not know where her hotel was.

Ms Kenney revealed Walker had received threats since the footage of the incident went viral and had taken a toll on her mental health.

However, she accepted her mental state had improved since she had come off social media.

Walker was also ordered to pay £500 compensation to Mr Price and was banned from the Figure of Eight for two years unless JD Wetherspoon gives her permission to attend.