Woman jailed af­ter bit­ing po­lice of­fi­cer


AY­OUNG woman who bit and kicked a po­lice of­fi­cer in A&E has been jailed for 26 weeks.

Ali­son Frost, of Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted at­tack­ing and ver­bally abus­ing the po­lice­woman at Step­ping Hill Hospi­tal in Novem­ber last year.

A court heard how the 19-year-old had been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with an as­sault at Chea­dle Hulme rail sta­tion, but then be­came ill and was taken by am­bu­lance to hospi­tal for treat­ment.

But when Frost ar­rived at A&E, she be­came abu­sive towards the Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice of­fi­cer and started shout­ing and swear­ing.

She then started to abuse hospi­tal staff, and was taken to a side room where she at­tempted to at­tack the of­fi­cer, kick­ing her and mak­ing threats towards her fam­ily.

As the of­fi­cer at­tempted to re­strain Frost, she was bit­ten on the arm and had to call for as­sis­tance.

Hospi­tal se­cu­rity staff re­sponded and a doc­tor de­clared Frost fit to be taken into cus­tody.

Frost, of War­wick Road, pleaded guilty to as­sault- ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and a pub­lic or­der of­fence at Tame­side Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 13.

She was also or­dered to pay the of­fi­cer £75 com­pen­sa­tion and £115 in court costs.

Speak­ing af­ter the case, Sgt Pete Wil­cock from Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice said Frost’s ac­tions were un­ac­cept­able and that no of­fi­cer should be sub­jected to treat­ment like that.

He said: “Abuse and vi­o­lence towards the pub­lic or po­lice of­fi­cers will not be tol­er­ated.

“Frost’s be­hav­iour caused hospi­tal staff to feel in­tim­i­dated and fear­ful and it up­set other pa­tients wait­ing for treat­ment.

“The of­fi­cer her­self was not only ver­bally abused and phys­i­cally at­tacked, but threats were made to her fam­ily. This is not ac­cept­able. It is not sim­ply ‘part of the job’ and will not be tol­er­ated. Of­fi­cers should not have to put up with treat­ment like this.

“Frost’s sen­tence re­flects the sever­ity of her ac­tions and re­in­forces the mes­sage that at­tacks like this will al­ways be dealt with se­verely. And we will do ev­ery­thing in our power to bring those re­spon­si­ble to jus­tice.”

Ali­son Frost

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