A WOMAN has been barred from EVERY pub in Inverclyde after hurling abuse at customers in a Greenock bar.

A sheriff imposed the ban after hearing how Michelle McKenzie, 52, had to be physically removed from Nicolson's on Bruce Street due to her drunken behaviour.

McKenzie — who has been on an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) since 2005 — was subject to a deferred sentence to be of good behaviour for another matter when she committed her latest offence.

Police arrived at the pub to find her lying on her back in the street whilst being held by two door stewards shortly after 10pm.

Procurator fiscal Ziad Ul Hassan told the sheriff court: "The accused had become abusive to other patrons and she was asked to leave.

"She complied initially but as she left she began to shout and swear towards door staff.

"She was was told that she wasn't being allowed entry for the rest of the evening.

"This annoyed her further and the stewards had to take hold of her, and police were contacted."

The incident, on April 28, came in the wake of a disturbance at Inverclyde Royal Hospital in November of 2017, whereby McKenzie repeatedly shouted, swore and made comments of a sexual nature.

During her latest ASBO breach at Nicolson's she called one police officer 'a fat cow'.

Prosecutor Mr Ul Hassan said: "Officers found the accused lying on her back with her legs raised and she was being held by the stewards.

"The police asked her to stand up and it was immediately apparent to them that she was highly intoxicated.

"She continued with her aggression and was taken to the police office."

Defence lawyer Aidan Gallagher said: "Miss McKenzie has been making progress regarding her alcohol intake, albeit there has been this recent relapse."

Sheriff Andrew McIntyre told her: "I was willing to give you a chance to be of good behaviour regarding the hospital matter, but you have not taken that opportunity."

McKenzie, of Inverkip Road, has been ordered to complete 225 hours of unpaid work within nine months and placed under supervision for a year.

Her pubs ban will run for six months.