Woman is jailed for assault
A WOMAN who assaulted four police officers and three youths during an incident at a shopping centre has been jailed for six months.
Moyra Capon (35) carried out the assaults at the Ortongate shopping centre, in Orton Goldhay, Peterborough on November 21.
Capon, of Pennington, Orton Goldhay, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to assaulting three police officers, a PCSO and three youths.
She also admitted destroying a pair of glasses which belonged to one of the youths she assaulted.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “A PCSO in the area came across an incident of a woman in an altercation with three youths who were being shoved and pushed around.
“The offender was handcuffed at the scene but spat at the arresting officer. Three police officers arrived in a van to take her away.
“However, one of these officers was spat at and another was scratched.
“While in the van the offender then kicked another officer.”
The spokesman added: “Our officers should be allowed to carry out their duty safely and this sentence should serve as a deterrent to people who feel it’s acceptable to assault police.”