'This was dreadful yobbish abuse': Drunk woman threatened to kill security staff at White Rose Centre Sainsbury's store after being told to queue to use toilet

A drunk woman shouted vile abuse and threatened to kill supermarket security staff after being told she had to wait to use the toilet.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 11:45 am

Kayleigh Wallace committed the offence when she was serving a suspended prison sentence for smashing a bottle of wine over her boyfriend's head in a loo at Leeds railway station.

Leeds Crown Court heard Wallace hurled a torrent of abuse at staff at the Sainsbury's store in the White Road Centre on May 19 this year.

Wallace became angry after being asked to wait to use the toilet.

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Sainsbury's at the White Rose Centre

The 32-year-old became aggressive towards a mum who was with her child.

Wallace said "I wasn't f****** talking to you" as she left the toilet then continued to shout abuse.

The court heard Wallace was approached by security staff who asked her to leave but she turned her anger towards them.

She said to one one of them: "I won't stop swearing. I will f****** kill you."

Wallace also told staff that she wished their relatives would die of coronavirus.

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The suspended sentence was imposed in February this year after Wallace struck her former partner with a full bottle of Echo Falls white wine then verbally abused staff at Leeds station.

The victim had to go to hospital after the attack to have a head wound glued.

Probation officer Helen Nunns said Wallace could not recall much about her latest offending due to the amount of alcohol she had consumed.

Ms Nunns said Wallace had stated during interview how the supermarket incident was a "slight improvement" in her behaviour as she had walked away from the incident without using violence.

Michael Greenhalgh, mitigating, said: "Miss Wallace recognises that she has put herself in a difficult position here."

The barrister said Wallace was a carer for her mother and had stayed out of trouble since the incident.

Wallace was made the subject of a 12-month community order and told she must complete 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

Sentencing, Recorder David Gordon said: "This is dreadful yobbish abuse in a public place.

"You used the most vile, aggressive language to innocent people going about their business."

Recorder Gordon told Wallace he was imposing the community-based sentence so she can continue to receive treatment to address her alcohol and mental health issues.

He warned the defendant that she faced going to jail if she committed a further similar offence, adding: "Do not make a fool out of me by breaching this order."