Woman kicked police officer

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A woman kicked a police officer in the face as she struggled to escape.

Jennifer Sutton also tried to bite the PC as she writhed drunkenly around on the floor.

Sutton, , 31, of St Chads Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to assault and being drunk and disorderly.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police tried to arrest Sutton after seeing her drunkenly running after a woman on Queen Street on December 15 at 9.30pm.

She twice fell to the floor spinning around and then lashed out at the officer.

Steven Townley, defending, said Sutton had put herself at 10 out of 10 on the police scale of drunkenness.

She said two burly officers pinned her down.

She could not breathe and she kicked out, not intending to connect with an officer.

Sutton was sentenced to a 12 -month community order with up to 20 days’ rehabilitation to be supervised by the Probation Service, and ordered to pay £50 compensation to the officer with £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.