TWO women have been fined hundreds of pounds each after admitting assaulting police officers outside nightclubs in Bradford city centre.

Shannon Davidson and Ella O’Keefe-Crowther both pleaded guilty assault by beating of emergency workers in Sackville Street on the last Saturday before Christmas, possibly in the early hours after Mad Friday - also known as Black Eye Friday.

Davidson, 26, of Sandholme Drive, Thorpe Edge, admitted two assaults on December 18, 2021; first of a Special Constable in Sackville Street, and a further assault of a police officer at Trafalgar House Police Station.

O’Keefe-Crowther, 18, of Blackshaw Drive, Buttershaw, admitted one count of assaulting a police officer in Sackville Street.

Both women were appearing at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 14.

For her two attacks, Davidson was fined £200, ordered to pay £50 compensation to each officer, cover £85 costs and pay a £34 surcharge to victim services, for a total of £419.

O’Keefe-Crowther was ordered to pay a total of £389 for her offence; a £120 fine, £150 compensation to her victim, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Their offences were committed in Sackville Street, a popular nightclubbing hotspot in the city, home to venues including The Village, Candy, and Warehouse.

Mad Friday, or Black Eye Friday, lands on the final Friday before Christmas Eve and is a popular night for people to go out in cities and towns for Christmas parties with friends or from work.

It is also one of the busiest nights of the year for the emergency services due to alcohol related injuries, violence and disorder.

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