A PENSIONER was pushed downstairs by another woman in a social club causing her to break her shoulder and wrist, a court has heard.

The 76-year-old’s alleged attacker, Anne Jones, had earlier been causing trouble in the premises along with a male friend, insulted the woman while they were both in the toilets at the same time, it was claimed.

And when pensioner Ruby Ganley tried to manoeuvre past her at the top of the narrow staircase she 'said something to her and violently pushed her with both hands to the upper part of her chest'.

The push caused the victim to fall backwards down a short flight of stairs, Frances Hertzog, prosecuting, said.

He said: “She put her hand out to break her fall but landed badly with her full body weight on her outstretched hands and lay on the floor screaming out in pain and later rendered unconscious by the knock downstairs.”

She fractured her left wrist which pierced her skin causing bleeding and at hospital it was found she had broken both main bones in her wrist and her left shoulder was also fractured. She had to undergo surgery to fix plates in her wrist.

The 46-year-old defendant, of Castle Street, Tyldesley, fled Peake Fitness Social Club in Firs Lane, Leigh. She denies inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Jones and her friend, a man, were being abusive following a football game on March 10 at about 6.30pm.

The victim and the defendant both ended up in the toilets, where Jones shocked Mrs Ganley by asking her what she was looking at. The attack happened shortly after, the court heard.

The case continues.