Stripper guilty of scarring rival for life in lap dancing club attack

Stripper, 36, is found guilty of scarring rival for life in vicious attack at lap dancing club after calling her a ‘glass-eyed prostitute’

  • Yvonne McDermid, 36, and Cheryl Hanrahan, 45, got into fight during night out
  • Pair had both worked at Wiggle Gentleman’s Club in Bournemouth but fell out
  • McDermid called Miss Hanrahan ‘glass eyed prostitute’ during chance meeting
  • Miss Hanrahan poured drink on her in response before they later met at Wiggle
  • Court heard McDermid left Miss Hanrahan unconscious in an attack with a jug
  • McDermid was found guilty of actual bodily harm and will be sentenced

A stripper has been found guilty of viciously attacking a rival with a jug during an ugly catfight at a lapdancing club.

Exotic dancers Yvonne McDermid and Cheryl Hanrahan threw drinks over each other and pulled at each other’s hair in the fracas.

McDermid, 36, then punched Miss Hanrahan before striking her on the side of the face with the jug.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises to her face and was later found slumped unconscious at the Wiggle Gentleman’s Club in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Exotic dancer Yvonne McDermid, 36, has been found guilty of viciously attacking former co-worker Cheryl Hanrahan (pictured) at Wiggle Gentleman’s Club in Bournemouth. The attack has left Miss Hanrahan scarred for life

Yvonne McDermid (pictured outside court) punched Miss Hanrahan before striking her on the side of the face with the jug during a fight at the Bournemouth club where they had both worked

Miss Hanrahan, 45, was treated in hospital for her injuries and has been left scarred for life.

McDermid denied a charge of causing actual bodily harm and said she had acted in self defence.

But she was found guilty following a trial and will be sentenced at a later date.

Both women had previously worked as exotic dancers at Wiggle but had a bitter falling out with each other.

On the night of August 26, 2018, they had been out with friends but bumped into each other at Eden bar.


Miss Hanrahan was found unconscious following the attacked and was treated in hospital for her injuries. It came after a chance meeting in Eden bar on separate nights out, where McDermid called Miss Hanrahan a ‘glass-eyed prostitute’, before she retaliated by throwing a drink over her

Both parties ended up in Wiggle Gentlemens Club later on, where after another confrontation McDermid threw a drink over Miss Hanrahan and hit on the head with a jug before getting into a fight

Miss Hanrahan, who wears a glass eye from a childhood accident, said: ‘We used to be friends but she could be vindictive.

‘Earlier that night I had seen her in the toilets at Eden and she called me a “glass eyed prostitute”.’

The jury heard Miss Hanrahan, who now works as a laser treatment beautician, poured her drink over McDermid’s legs in response.

Later that evening both women ended up in Wiggle.

Miss Hanrahan told Bournemouth Crown Court: ‘I was in Wiggle with my friends and after dancing with them I sat down I was maybe four or five paces from her.

‘She shouted over to me not to sit at the table. I didn’t want to cause trouble but I didn’t see why I should move.

McDermid denied a charge of causing actual bodily harm and said she had acted in self defence but she was found guilty following a trial and will be sentenced at a later date

‘The next thing I felt a lot of liquid being poured over me and being smashed in the face.’

Witness Anthony Wilson said: ‘Cheryl was looking at Yvonne with a smug look and it felt like she was trying to antagonise her.

‘Yvonne said f*** off I don’t want you here.

‘Cheryl shrugged her shoulders so Yvonne picked up a jug containing orange juice and poured it over her.

‘Cheryl went towards her in retaliation and Yvonne punched her in the head three times.

After the guilty verdict Miss Hanrahan, who now works as a beautician, said: ‘I am really happy, to tell the truth I am ecstatic. It has been a really hard time for me and I hope she is given a strong sentence’

‘They were both pulling each other’s hair and Cheryl was bleeding from her face.’

McDermid, from Bournemouth, admitted pouring orange juice over Miss Hanrahan but denied throwing the jug at her.

She said: ‘I did pour the orange juice over her because she was coming at me over the table.

‘In that moment I thought “she threw a drink at me earlier so I’ll throw one at her now”. I didn’t throw the jug at her – I just dropped it to get it out of my hand.

‘We both had hold of each others’ hair and ended up fighting on the floor. I don’t see how a plastic jug could cause those injuries.’

After the guilty verdict Miss Hanrahan said: ‘I am really happy, to tell the truth I am ecstatic.

‘It has been a really hard time for me and I hope she is given a strong sentence.

‘I would also like to think that this verdict may prompt her to take a look at herself and address some of her anger issues.’

McDermid will be sentenced next month.

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