A PENSIONER was pushed downstairs by another woman in a social club causing her to break her shoulder and wrist, a court has heard.

The 76-year-old’s alleged attacker, Anne Jones, had earlier been causing trouble in the premises along with a male friend, and insulted the woman while they were both in the toilets at the same time, it was claimed.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that when pensioner Ruby Ganley tried pass by her at the top of the narrow staircase she claimed she was pushed and fell backwards down a short flight of stairs.

Frances Hertzog, prosecuting, said: “She put her hand out to break her fall but landed badly with her full body weight on her outstretched hands and lay on the floor screaming out in pain and later fell unconscious by the knock downstairs.”

She fractured her left wrist which pierced her skin causing bleeding.

At hospital it was found she had broken both main bones in her wrist and her left shoulder was also fractured. She had to have surgery to fix plates in her wrist.

The 46-year-old defendant, of Castle Street, Tyldesley, fled Peake Fitness Social Club in Firs Lane, Leigh. She denies inflicting grievous bodily harm.

The court heard Jones and her friend, a man, were being abusive after a football game on March 10.

The case continues