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999: What’s Your Emergency? viewers brand drunken mother a ‘disgrace’

999: What’s Your Emergency? viewers have been left disgusted after watching a mother get into a drunken brawl in front of her three children.

In last night’s episode of the Channel 4 programme, police officers could be seen attending to a report of a disturbance between two women at a pub in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Shocking CCTV footage showed the mother-of-three ‘dragging’ a woman by her hair when at the pub at around 5pm, before diners rushed to separate the pair.   

Officers attending the scene were left shocked to discover the mother, dressed in pyjamas, was surrounded by her three crying children – before she insisted she would not be heading to the police station without them.

‘You either take us all as a package or you don’t take us at all,’ said the mother when officers tried to find somewhere else the children could stay, refusing to hand over contact details for a friend or family member.

Outraged viewers branded the mother an ‘absolute disgrace’, with one writing: ‘My god that horror show of a mum, some hard jail time might sort you out.’

 

In last night’s episode of the Channel 4 programme, police officers (pictured) could be seen attending to a report of a disturbance between two women at a pub in Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Shocking CCTV footage (pictured) showed the mother-of-three 'dragging' a woman by her hair when at the pub at around 5pm, before diners rushed to separate the pair

Shocking CCTV footage (pictured) showed the mother-of-three ‘dragging’ a woman by her hair when at the pub at around 5pm, before diners rushed to separate the pair

Reaction: Outraged viewers branded the mother an 'absolute disgrace', with one writing: 'My god that horror show of a mum, some hard jail time might sort you out.'

Reaction: Outraged viewers branded the mother an ‘absolute disgrace’, with one writing: ‘My god that horror show of a mum, some hard jail time might sort you out.’ 

The brawl was reported to South Yorkshire Police, with an unknown person calling to say: ‘There’s a fight in there between two women, literally one’s just ripped the hair off the other.’

When attending the scene, officers found one of the women, a mother with her three children, sitting outside the pub.

Asked by the officers what had occurred, she said: ‘What happened were I’ve been sat with my friend drinking with her and the other girl started mouthing off at me and everything.

‘I said you’re out of fricking order. She says don’t f****** start with me. You know mouthing off at me. I says if you wanna play it that way, get outside.  She were all big I am “yeah, yeah, I’ll come outside.”.’

One of the officers attending replied: ‘Why do you want to drag someone outside when your kids are out here and start fighting with her?’

‘She’s sat there laughing at me. What’s the problem?,’ she replied, before the officer said: ‘You’re the one antagonising her and telling her to come outside.’

Officers attending the scene were left shocked to discover the mother, dressed in pyjamas, was surrounded by her three crying children - before she insisted she would not be heading to the police station without them. Pictured, the CCTV footage

Officers attending the scene were left shocked to discover the mother, dressed in pyjamas, was surrounded by her three crying children – before she insisted she would not be heading to the police station without them. Pictured, the CCTV footage

'You either take us all as a package or you don't take us at all,' said the mother (pictured) when officers tried to find somewhere else the children could stay, refusing to hand over contact details for a friend or family member

‘You either take us all as a package or you don’t take us at all,’ said the mother (pictured) when officers tried to find somewhere else the children could stay, refusing to hand over contact details for a friend or family member

When attending the scene, officers found one of the women, a mother (pictured) with her three children, sitting outside the pub

When attending the scene, officers found one of the women, a mother (pictured) with her three children, sitting outside the pub

Continuing her account, the mother said: ‘So when she wouldn’t come outside, I did what I said I were gonna do. 

‘I dragged her out by her hair and apparently it knocked one of their highchairs over but have a look at CCTV, it wasn’t me that knocked the highchair over. It was the other lass when I were dragging her through.’

An officer reporting on the scene said afterwards that he was ‘quite shocked’ about the incident.

He said: ‘She’d brought her three children down, in the freezing cold, to the pub. She was intoxicated but just so calm in admitting straight off the bat what’s gone on, that doesn’t usually happen.’ 

CCTV footage revealed the brawl, showing the two women fighting before being pulled apart by pub-goers. 

The police officer added: The mother had said to us that she’d been provoked but from watching the CCTV back, it doesn’t seem to be any provoking.

Asked by the officers what had occurred, the mother (pictured left) said: 'What happened were I've been sat with my friend drinking with her and the other girl started mouthing off at me and everything'

Asked by the officers what had occurred, the mother (pictured left) said: ‘What happened were I’ve been sat with my friend drinking with her and the other girl started mouthing off at me and everything’

The mother (pictured) was arrested and asked if there was anyone else to look after her children, who were crying next to her, while she was taken to the police station

The mother (pictured) was arrested and asked if there was anyone else to look after her children, who were crying next to her, while she was taken to the police station

‘It’s not often that you’ll see an attack like that, so random, you’ll usually see a punch or a lash out and people get involved and split up, this went on for quite a while, 30 seconds or so which is quite long for an assault.’

The mother was arrested and asked if there was anyone else to look after her children, who were crying next to her, while she was taken to the police station.

However, she refused to leave her children, explaining: ‘You either take us all as a package or you don’t take us at all.

PC Ben Gill said afterwards: ‘Part of me thinks they were her get out of jail free card, “I’ve got my children with me, nothing’s going to happen.”‘ 

The mother and her three children were taken to the station. Viewers couldn’t believe the woman’s actions.

 

Reaction: The mother and her three children were taken to the station. Viewers couldn't believe the woman's actions

Reaction: The mother and her three children were taken to the station. Viewers couldn’t believe the woman’s actions

One said: ‘My jaw is on the floor with these women… as a parent and someone who works with offenders, shocked… poor kids, my heart is breaking for them.’

Another added: ‘I don’t know why I’m surprised that someone out drinking with her three kids in tow while wearing pyjama bottoms and being arrested for fighting isn’t comforting her crying children.’

A third wrote on Twitter: ‘Can’t watch much more of this series. Heartbreaking when kids are involved.’

A fourth said: ‘All the times I’ve took my kids to the pub for a roast on a Sunday and I’ve never once got hammered and ragged someones hair out! Poor kids seeing that.’

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