Mum calls bouncer a ‘n****r’ in racist rant after being kicked out of pub

A mum-of-two repeatedly called a female bouncer a "n****r" and said she would "batter her" after she was thrown out of a pub while celebrating a relative's newborn baby.

Charlene Bentley-Gray, 32, used sickening racist language after she was ejected from a pub in Denton, Tameside, having had "an awful lot" to drink on June 9 last year.

Caught on camera being held back by a pal, she told the female member of door staff: "You n****r. I'm going to batter you.

"Go on, give it to me. Assault me, you're a n****r. I have had enough of this s***."

Tameside Magistrates' Court heard her behaviour was "affected by the amount of alcohol she had consumed".

In an impact statement read in court, the victim said: "This incident made me feel low. I can't believe people still use this language in this day and age. It has made me feel I can't attend work anymore."

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Bentley-Gray was told to leave after an "altercation within the bar" and started "going mad", the prosecution claimed.

Prosecutor Martha Dowd told the court: "Her friend was trying to pull her away, but she was shouting at [the victim] calling her a 'n*****' and saying 'you are going to get battered'.

"She was repeating the racial language."

Bentley-Gray claimed she could remember little of the incident. She denied being racist.

In a statement, she said: "I don't know why I came out with that term."

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A probation report detailed in court read: "She has shown remorse they were out celebrating the birth of a baby in the family. She doesn't normally drink and doesn't remember a lot of the incident.

"However, she has shown a good insight into the impact the language she used would have had on the victim.

"It is not normal language and she has never used it before. Clearly her behaviour was affected by the amount of alcohol she had consumed at the time.

"She isn't someone I would identify as posing a risk to society. There are certain aspects of her life which warrant support and she suffers from depression.

"She is the sole carer for two children. Both of them are in their teens, she is quite protective of them she wants to come across as strong when she needs a lot of support.

"She is in debt and that was causing her anxiety at the time."

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Defence lawyer Joanne Black said in mitigation: "As you can see she's highly mortified and embarrassed by her behaviour. She's not somebody who usually drinks and has no issues with alcohol.

"She says herself she is not a racist and adds 'I don't know why I came out with that term'.

"She is somebody who has clearly demonstrated her remorse."

Bentley-Gray, of Mead Way in Denton, has now been ordered to pay the woman £250 compensation.

She pleaded guilty to racially-aggravated common assault at Tameside Magistrates' Court and was also ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid community work.

Passing sentence, District judge Judge Healy said: "You have behaved appallingly on the night in question the victim was just doing their job.

"It is a difficult job, they have to deal with people who have consumed alcohol. You had consumed an awful lot. It is a challenging position for them to be in.

"You subjected the victim to really appalling, racist abuse and physical violence.

"If there is any repetition of this in the future, you need to appreciate the consequences. I understand the stress you were facing, but that isn't an excuse for this to take place."

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