An apprentice chef who was a star pupil at Cornwall’s Fifteen restaurant knocked another woman unconscious outside a bar.
Alexandra Ashley Jones, 21, of Green Lane, Redruth, admitted assaulting Chloe Allen at Camborne on October 20. She also admitted breaching two suspended sentences.
Alison May, for the CPS, said Ms Allen was outside after The Lounge Bar in Camborne had closed when someone in a group nearby kept pushing into her causing her to feel intimidated.
Jones then walked over and hit her in the mouth and the eye, leaving her dazed and confused and in pain. She fell to the ground, losing consciousness, and was taken to hospital by ambulance. She had injuries to her eye, bruises, swelling and scratches and suffered headaches afterwards.
Jones was identified from CCTV and told the police she apologised and had over-reacted because of alcohol. She said: “I have misunderstood her pushing another person into me.”
Jeremy Leaning, her solicitor, said Jones was one of the star pupils at Fifteen at Watergate Bay until she had to leave through ill health, needing surgery, but went on to work as a commis chef at a pub at Mitchell. She was pregnant now, expecting a baby in October, after which she hoped to complete her apprenticeship.
That night Ms Allen had pushed someone into her with force which provoked her over-reaction.
Jones was given an eight-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months, a year’s probation supervision, £70 in fines and told to pay £165 costs and surcharge and £100 compensation to Ms Allen.