Mum attacked policewoman

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A new mother on her first night out for more than a year attacked a policewoman in Bispham, a court has heard.

Leanne Higgins, who had drunk vodka and lager, kicked the officer twice on the leg and bruised the policewoman’s hand as she struggled to stop herself being handcuffed.

Higgins, 24, from Leyland, pleaded guilty to assault on police with intent to resist arrest.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Higgins had taken her four-and-a-half month-old daughter to see her grandmother who lived in Winnipeg Place on July 14.

At 4.56am police got a call to go to the gran’s address where Higgins, who had been out, appeared very drunk.

She was arguing with police, stumbling about and officers decided to arrest her.

Higgins struggled wildly and in the melee kicked the policewoman.

Hugh Pond, defending, said his client had not been out or had a drink for more than 12 months.

She went out with friends and left her grandmother babysitting. When she returned to the address she found her estranged boyfriend, the father of her daughter, was there and there was an argument.

Higgins was bailed for pre-sentence reports and will be sentenced at a later date by Blackpool magistrates.