Woman, 54, assaulted officer

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A WIGAN woman needed to be restrained after attacking a police officer.

Anne Elms, of St James Road, Orrell, pleaded guilty to an assault charge at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court and received a 12-month conditional discharge and total costs of £200.

The court heard that on December 16 last year police officers were called to an address in Orrell and found the defendant with an elderly relative.

Katie Beattie, prosecuting, said Elms told officers she was a carer for the older woman, who is the mother of her partner.

After officers had suggested she was not in a fit state, Elms said: “What are you suggesting?”

The officers left the property in an attempt to defuse the situation but when they returned to speak to Elms an altercation occurred during which the officer was struck several times and called a “slapper”.

Elms continued to act aggressively when taken into police custody, the court heard.

Speaking from the dock, the 54-year-old said: “I am terribly ashamed with what I have done. I can only apologise.”

Kenny Ip, defending, said: “If she could apologise to the officers concerned in person she would.

“It was a one-off incident and she has accepted that she was wrong.”

The presiding magistrate described Elms’ actions as “quite disgraceful”.