Wigan woman who kicked police officer gets curfew

Police incident
Police incident

A Wigan woman who kicked a police officer as he tried to arrest her has been given a curfew.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court heard police were called to Warrington Road, in Spring View, on May 21 to reports of a woman with a knife.

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Officers found 25-year-old Danielle Morris sitting outside a house.

She did not have a knife but spoke aggressively to the police and they decided to arrest her.

Katie Beattie, prosecuting, said: “She began kicking out with both feet and that struck the officer three or four times in the upper thigh area.

“He explained how he had soreness in the upper thigh.”

She was arrested for assaulting the officer and said she had mental health issues.

Morris missed her court hearing after being sectioned, but police were called on Monday with concerns about her as she had taken medication.

She pleaded guilty to assaulting the officer when she appeared in the dock on Tuesday.

She had a previous conviction for assaulting a police officer in 2011, the court heard.

Karen Moorfield, in mitigation, explained Morris had emotionally unstable personality disorder, which meant she could not regulate her emotions and had a tendency to overreact.

When someone grabs her, she does not know how to react and can lash out, the defence solicitor told magistrates.

Magistrates imposed a four-week curfew and told her to pay £50 compensation to the police officer.