Roy Chubby Brown 'punched woman in car park dispute'

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Blue comic Roy "Chubby" Brown hit a 21-year-old woman in the face during a foul-mouthed dispute in a supermarket car park, a court heard today.

The 6ft-plus 65-year-old punched slightly-built Kelly Oliver in the face after he nearly bumped his Lexus into her grandmother's parked car, Teesside Magistrates' Court heard.



Brown, charged under his real name Royston Vasey, denies common assault last September in Sainsbury's car park in Middlesbrough town centre.



Viviene Turner, prosecuting, said Brown, of The Firs, East Harsley, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, reacted angrily after Miss Oliver watched him reverse the silver Lexus within an inch of her grandmother's car.



The court heard he wound down his window and shouted: "What the f*** are you looking at?"



Miss Oliver, now six months pregnant, said she did not respond.



She then walked over to a ticket machine and said moments later Brown got out of his car and marched up to her.



Miss Turner said: "Miss Oliver describes the defendant appearing to be tense and aggressive and he shouted at her 'You should have moved your f****** car'."



Miss Oliver, 5ft 3in and seven-and-a-half stone, then claimed Brown hit her with his right hand on the left side of her face.



Miss Turner told the court that the woman defended herself before her grandmother came to her aid shouting: "What are you doing? She's only a bairn."



Brown replied: "A f****** bairn?"



He drove off when the grandmother told him she would note down the registration number of his car, magistrates were told.



Miss Oliver went to the doctors the next day and was told to take painkillers.