Mother kicked police officer’s leg

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A mother kicked a woman police officer twice on the leg when she was being arrested.

Tracey Linden was struggling so violently she had already been handcuffed and placed in leg restraints before she kicked out.

Linden, 39, of Carshalton Road, North Shore, pleaded guilty to assault and possession of cannabis.

She was bailed for pre-sentence reports by District Judge Rod Ross sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said police were called to reports of a woman making noise in the street on April 3.

Police found Linden had been drinking and discovered she had a small amount of cannabis.

Linden’s three-year-old daughter was asleep upstairs. When arrested she became abusive.

Linden said she had drunk three cans of lager, taken some cannabis and a neighbour had given her a glass of wine.

Ashley Fisher, defending, told the judge that Linden said she was being manhandled excessively by the male arresting officers.

When she sobered up she accepted she had behaved atrociously.

She had hand-delivered a card of apology to the woman police officer she assaulted.