Hefty fine after mother gives a woman a blood nose at a Mandurah pub

Mandurah court
Mandurah court

A WOMAN sustained a blood nose after Brianna Elizabeth Lodge knocked a glass into her face at Murphy’s Irish Pub.

Lodge (30) pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm when she appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

Police prosecutor Tamara Read said Lodge was at the pub on August 31 and approached the victim, who she did not know.

Sen Const Read said Lodge told the victim she should not be so sad and should be happy.

When the victim told Lodge to leave her alone, Lodge gave her the finger.

Sen Const Read said the victim held her glass out and Lodge knocked it upwards into the victim’s face.

The victim sustained a cut to the bridge of her nose and a blood nose.

Duty lawyer Claire Hay said Lodge, a single mother of three, had been under an extreme amount of pressure at the time.

She said after a stressful day, Lodge’s friends took her out.

Lodge went to talk to the victim who was sitting alone.

Ms Hay said the victim was aggressive and Lodge tried to walk away and hit the glass out of her hand.

Ms Hay said Lodge had sought medical help for her anxiety and stress. She had also sought help with anger management sessions.

Magistrate Brian Mahon said Lodge’s initial contact with the victim had been well intentioned.

Lodge was fined $3000 and she was granted a spent conviction.