‘Fantastic’ nurse punches pub landlord and bites police officer and customer in drunken rage

3/11/20: Story courtesy Stoke on Trent Live www.stokesentinal.co.uk

Out of control nurse Zoe Goldspink, punched a pub landlord in the face and bit a customer and police officer in a drunken rage.

The 35-year-old mum-of-two was present when her husband knocked a man to the ground and ripped the landlord’s shirt at The Crown and Thistle, in Kidsgrove. Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, heard her husband was taken to the ground and restrained by the licensee and a retired police officer outside the venue.

But the defendant reacted by kicking and biting the retired officer, punching the landlord, and when the police arrived biting one officer on the wrist and thrusting her feet into the chest of another bobby.

Now Goldspink has been banned from entering any pub for the next nine months.

The couple – who had been watching the Rugby World Cup on October 26 last year – were described as ‘worse for wear’.

Prosecutor Gerry Bermingham said: “The defendant appeared to be heavily intoxicated and was staggering around. She tried to pull the people holding her husband down off him.

“She bit the retired police officer causing pain and discomfort.

“She was pushed to the ground. She struggled to get up. She managed to get to her feet and started to walk to where her husband was being restrained.

“The defendant was seen to be going wild and was agitated and out of control.

“Eventually the defendant ended up on the ground. She sat with her feet close to the retired police officer.

“She made a kick between his legs and hit his right ankle. She also kicked him in the upper back.

“When the police arrived, the defendant ran at the landlord and threw a punch which hit him in the face, causing no visible injuries.

“She bit one officer on the wrist. Another officer struggled with her and she was restrained and taken to the Northern Area Custody Facility.

“The defendant became verbally aggressive. She thrust her feet into the officer’s chest and face causing him some pain and discomfort.”

The officers had to strap her legs to restrain her.

Goldspink, of Blackbird Way, Packmoor, pleaded guilty to two assaults and two charges of assaulting an emergency worker. Her husband received a conditional caution.

Jason Holt, mitigating, said the defendant, who has no previous convictions, does not normally go out.

He said she is very well thought of as a nurse and if she were to receive anything other than a community order, she would lose her job.

The court heard she has taken steps to address her offending behaviour by seeing a psychotherapist.