Drunk teenager avoids prison after attacking a police officer

A teen who drunkenly attacked a policewoman has narrowly avoided an immediate jail term.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 8:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 1:43 pm

Amy Lowe appeared before Wigan magistrates to admit being drunk and disorderly on King Street, Wigan, and then attacking a pair of emergency workers: namely police officer a Sgt Bushell and special officer Hayden King both of whom were injured.

The 18-year-old of Abram, was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

The bench told her they had given her a custodial sentence because it was an attack on emergency workers in “dangerous circumstances” while she was under the influence of alcohol.

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The hearing took place at Wigan and Leigh Courthouse

Lowe was given a rehabilitation activity requirement which includes 20 days of activities.

She must also pay £150 compensation to the officers.