THE mayor of Wirral’s future stepson has admitted hurting a hotel worker in a drink-fuelled assault at a charity ball.

Jack Terrence Nolan, of Buckingham Avenue, Prenton, pleaded guilty to assault and affray when he appeared before Wirral magistrates on Monday afternoon.

Police were called to the Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa – where Cllr Steve Foulkes and his consort fiancée Elaine Nolan were hosting a fundraising ball – at around 2am on Saturday, October 18.

The court heard that the 18-year-old had been in the function room as staff were cleaning up after the event and appeared to be looking for something.

Amanda Cullen, prosecuting, told the court that a female member of staff had asked if Nolan was alright, to which he did not respond.

“Almost immediately when she turned her back, he shouted at her and said he wasn’t alright,” said Ms Cullen.

“He grabbed her ponytail and pulled it backwards, causing her to bang into the table – this caused a lump to the hairline on her head.”

Magistrates were told that Nolan had pulled her head back again and shouted, “You’re the one” but when asked later what he had meant, he said he did not know.

Two other members of staff had witnessed the assault and attempted to get Nolan off the female.

“He grabbed two forks from the table and tried to stab the witnesses with them,” said Ms Cullen.

“They both managed to stop him from hurting anyone else or himself until the manager arrived. They managed to disarm him between them.”

Ms Cullen said the manager had “feared the safety of his staff was in danger” and took Nolan into the bar area to wait for the police.

He continued to behave erratically and was verbally abusive towards staff, attempting to pull a fire extinguisher from the wall.

The police arrived to find Nolan being restrained by staff.

He was later heard shouting, “My mum’s the mayor, she will sort it out”.

During interview, Nolan said he could not remember the incident and said, “That’s just not me”.

He said he had drank two glasses of champagne when he arrived at the hotel with his mum and sister at around 7pm and had also had wine and tequila throughout the evening.

Ms Cullen added: “He said he must have drank a lot to get into that state as it was so out of character.

“He said he must have been a 10 on a drunken scale of one to 10.”

Throughout police interview, Nolan continuously asked how the victim was.

Magistrates asked for “all options” reports to be produced ahead of sentencing on February 9.

Cllr Foulkes is due to marry Ms Nolan in August 2015.

The ball was held to raise money for a number of Wirral charities including Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Stick ‘n’ Step and the Foodbank.

Tickets for the event – which was attended by dignitaries from across Merseyside- were £40 each.

Nolan remains on bail until his sentencing on the condition that he does not approach or enter the Thornton Hall Hotel.