22nd Nov, 2017

Drunk woman hit police officer

Lorna Morris 11th Dec, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A ‘NUISANCE’ woman who struck a police officer whilst drunk has been ordered to pay more than £400.

Karen Scattergood, 44, of Rail Ground, Pershore pleaded guilty at Worcester Magistrates Court last Friday (December 4) to being drunk and disorderly in a public place and assaulting a constable on duty.

Jackie Rogers, prosecuting, said: “On November 18 at 4pm, the police received a call from a bus driver to say that a female on the bus on High Street, Evesham was being a nuisance. She was drunk and the driver could not continue his journey.

“20 minutes later the police arrived and the driver had said the woman had got off the bus and was now sitting outside a café. She was clearly drunk couldn’t speak clearly.

“She then got into the police car, sat down and requested a lift home. The defendant then had to be forcibly removed. She sat outside the car and was being verbally abusive.

“She clenched her fists and struck Sgt Jones in the stomach. She was hand-cuffed and taken to the police station. The officer did not sustain any injuries.”

Scattergood told the court that all her problems had built up and that it was “just one day”.

“I went out, got drunk and I couldn’t remember anything until I woke up in the police station the next day. My family live in Birmingham and I live with my dog. Things were just getting on top of me,” she said.

“I felt disgusted when I was in the station, I am really ashamed and really sorry.”

Magistrates ordered Scattergood to pay £80 for the assault charge, £50 for the drunk and disorderly charge, as well as £135 in costs, a £20 victim surcharge and £150 in charges.

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