A VIOLENT Stourbridge woman with drug and alcohol problems glassed her boyfriend during an ugly scene in a Dudley pub.

Zoe Tolley had been drinking quietly in The Little Barrel Pub with James Davis before moving onto The Courthouse, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

Fiona Cortese, prosecuting, said that after Mr Davis went to get some takeaway food and buy himself a half of lager, Tolley picked up his glass and threw the contents over him as she began to shout and swear.

Staff told her to calm down but she then threw away his food before following him into the bar, where she brought the glass down on his neck as he had his back turned, leaving him with a wound that required eight stitches.

Tolley, of Vicarage Road, had previous convictions for violence and in 2016 she had struck someone with a bottle before racially abusing two police officers.

The 27-year-old had also been convicted of hitting someone on the head with an iPad, Miss Cortese told the court.

Tolley pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Davis and Judge James Burbidge QC decided to defer sentence on her for four months

The court was told a psychiatric reported revealed Tolley was an emotionally unstable woman who had a personality disorder but her family remained totally supportive.

Stephen Hamblett, defending, said Tolley, who had apologised for her actions following her arrest for the pub attack on Mr Davis, had a number of problems that needed to be resolved.

She had been seeing Mr Davis for just two weeks before they went out on the date that ended in violence.