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A woman hit out at a police sergeant and knocked off his hat when he tried to get at a wanted man hiding under her bed.

Jennifer Nightingale refused to get out of the bed after officers spotted the man. Nightingale, 26, of Moor Park Avenue, Bispham, denied assaulting and obstructing an officer but was found guilty of both offences after a trial.

She was sentenced to six months supervision and fined £5 with £200 costs and £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.