A WOMAN assaulted in a Blackburn nightclub by another female needed surgery to repair a broken arm.

Blackburn magistrates heard Neasha Leanne Hoole pushed the other woman over twice during the dance floor dust up.

Hoole, 27, of Summerville Walk, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on Victoria Pilkington.

She was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Enza Geldard, prosecuting, said the incident happened at about 12.45am at the former Switch nightclub on August 18, last year.

The victim said Hoole approached her and started shouting and telling her to get out.

"She didn't say anything back and the defendant then pushed her in the chest with both hands causing her to fall to the floor.

"She fell on her right arm, heard a loud crack and felt immediate pain," said Mrs Geldard.

"She tried to leave the club at that point but her way was blocked by the defendant who pushed her over again."

Miss Pilkington was taken to hospital where a doctor had to pull her wrist. X-rays revealed two breaks and a shattered bone.

"Two days later she had an operation to wire the bones together," said Mrs Geldard.

Ben Leach, defending, said the aggrieved said the break occurred when she was first pushed over.

"There was no intention to cause any injury," said Mr Leach.

"My client walked away and it is her view that the aggrieved then came at her and she pushed her away."