Bourne mum kicked and spat on police officers after row at Hunstanton beach
Police called to a row between a couple on the beach were kicked and spat on by a Bourne mum-of-two.
Danielle Tyson received a suspended sentence and was ordered to pay a total of £750 to the two assaulted officers.
“Upset and concerned” members of the public had asked for officers to attend the argument in Hunstanton at about 7.30pm on May 30, King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court was told yesterday (Thursday, August 6).
Sgt Emily Green, PC David Allcock and one other officer calmed the situation, separating the couple and looking after children with them.
Paul Brown, prosecuting, said Tyson became abusive towards Sgt Green before being allowed to go and buy some chips. However, she returned angry when couldn’t get served because she didn’t have a payment card.
After kicking Sgt Green, the 29-year-old was arrested.
Mr Brown said Tyson, who was “under the influence of alcohol”, was still causing trouble in the police car.
“She continued to be verbally aggressive and was nipping and digging her nails into the hand of Sgt Green,” he added. “She also spat into Sgt Green’s face on two occasions. She was kicking out and struck the elbow of PC Allcock, who was in control of the vehicle.”
Both assaulted police officers wrote victim personal statements. Sgt Green read hers in court, describing Tyson continually taunting her over not yet being a mother and the subsequent mental and physical strain of the incident. Sgt Green said she had since discovered that she was pregnant at the time and has worried over the effects on her unborn baby.
It was, said solicitor Ruth Johnson in mitigation, the most detailed and emotional victim personal statement she had heard from a police officer in 15 years of the job.
“I had to warn Miss Tyson that she was going to hear that, knowing that she was responsible for making two police officers feel like that,” added Miss Johnson. “She’s extremely remorseful to hear how vile she had been.”
Tyson, of Ascot Close, was a professional with a well-paid job, the court was told. Medication for anxiety coupled with three gin and tonics earlier in the day had caused the “red mist” to descend upon the defendant.
Tyson, who pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and two public order offences, was given 16 weeks’ custody, suspended for 18 months. She was ordered to pay £500 compensation to Sgt Green and £250 to PC Allcock.