Being called “beautiful” was the precursor for a woman attacking another female in a Kingswood night club, a court heard..
Abigail White was complimented by a male friend of Billie-Jo Harvey at Chasers, Bristol Crown Court was told.
But she took offence at the comment and later attacked Miss Harvey in the ladies toilet.
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The court heard Miss Harvey was punched in the nose, had hair extensions ripped out and suffered scratches.
White, 23, of Soundwell, South Gloucestershire, was to face a trial.
On the day of the hearing she pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) on September 29, 2018.
A second woman denied ABH and a not guilty verdict was entered in her case, with a bind over in the sum of £250 to keep the peace for a year.
Judge Michael Cullum told White: “You completely over-reacted to another woman on a night out.
“You punched her in the nose and pulled her hair extensions out.
“She was also scratched.
“This was entirely avoidable, you didn’t need to grossly over-react.
“You now have an adult conviction.”
The judge handed White 12 months community order in which she must abide by a two-month curfew in which she must stay at home from 7pm to 7am.
She was ordered to compensate Miss Harvey in the sum of £250 at £20 a month.
Neil Treharne, prosecuting, said the “beautiful” comment was made to White and Miss Harvey told her to take the compliment.
Mr Treharne said White then pointed out Miss Harvey to a group of five women, saying: “That’s her”.
When Miss Harvey went to the ladies’ toilet she was confronted by White and another woman, who asked her “What the f*** is your problem with my friend?”
Mr Treharne said: “Miss Harvey says the defendant punched her in the nose.
“The defendant then grabbed her right arm, pulling her ’round.
“She pulled her hair, pulling her hair extensions out, and scratched at her right arm and around her right eye.
“Miss Harvey hit out to get White off her and she took hold of White’s hair.”
The court heard security were called and Miss Harvey was able to escape.
Initially White, now a mum-of-three with a baby on the way, denied wrongdoing.
Caighli Taylor, defending, said White lived with her fiance and there was no suggestion of any further difficulties.
Miss Taylor said: “She had entirely stayed out of trouble.
“There’s every indication that will continue.”