A WOMAN attacked another woman with a jug during an ugly catfight at a Bournemouth lapdancing club, a court heard.

Former exotic dancers Yvonne McDermid and Cheryl Hanrahan were involved in a fracas at Wiggle Gentleman's Club.

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

Bournemouth Echo: The Wiggle Gentlemens Club in Bournemouth. Picture: BNPS

The victim suffered cuts and bruises to her face and later slumped unconscious at the venue in Old Christchurch Road.

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

Bournemouth Echo: The injuries Cheryl Hanrahan received in the incident. Picture: CherylHanrahan/BNPS

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, 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'."

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.

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

Bournemouth Echo: Yvonne McDermid arriving at Bournemouth Crown Court. Picture: Graham Hunt/BNPS

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.