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Holbeach woman (61) kicked a police officer as she was taken to a Boston cell




A 61-year-old Holbeach woman kicked a police officer after being arrested.

Judith Browes was arrested at her home in Lawyers Close on August 22 after police had been called due to a domestic incident, Boston Magistrates were told.

Prosecutor Anthony Cheung told the court that officers found her to be 'aggressive and non-compliant' and she had to be arrested.

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He said she was abusive and swearing at Boston Police Station and refused to get out of the police vehicle so 'had to be removed'.

Mr Cheung said Browes was rude to an officer, raised her fists and had to be restrained and, while being taken to a cell, she kicked backwards with her 'shorn foot' and hit the officer on the shin.

The court heard she had previous convictions for 'offences against the person'.

Mitigating, Michele Elvin said Ms Browes suffered from mental health problems and was 'unable to cope with problems in her personal life'.

Ms Elvin said Browes' partner had called the police but 'she believes that if she had been left alone on the night she'd have been all right.'

She added Browes had attempted suicide on her release from custody and had had to receive hospital treatment.

After hearing from the Probation Service,magistrates ordered her to carry out 10 rehabilitation days and to pay compensation of £100 to the police officer.


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