A WOMAN lost control in a Blackburn store and started throwing things around, narrowly missing a disabled customer.

Blackburn magistrates heard when police arrived Charlie Jackson became aggressive towards them, kicking out and assaulting two of them.

Jackson, 46, of Bolton Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to common assault of the customer by putting her in fear of violence and two charges of assaulting an emergency worker. She was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Samantha Hayward, prosecuting, said police were called to Aldi on Montague Street, Blackburn, at 3.20pm because of a drunken female who had been causing problems. She had been shouting and swearing and throwing items off the shelves and onto the floor.

“She was stumbling around, screaming and shouting,” said Miss Hayward. “A disabled lady who was doing some shopping was narrowly missed by one of the items she threw. She was aggressive towards officers when they arrived and kicked out at them.”

Ian Huggan, defending, said one of the factors behind the offences was that his client suffered from bi-polar. “Individually the assaults are not towards the top end but there are three of them and on that basis I expect you will want a pre-sentence report,” said Mr Huggan.