Drinks led to jail term for Rawtenstall woman
A WOMAN who assaulted three police officers in a drunken attacks and was abusive has been jailed.
Burnley magistrates heard Stephanie Dawn Simcock, 24, was also racially offensive to two people, one of them a police officer, insulted nursing staff and persistently made 999 calls.
Simcock spat at her victims, then burst out laughing, telling them she had AIDS.
The defendant was arrested three times in 10 days. She slept in when she due to attend court and was detained again after she got drunk and was shouting and swearing on Annie Street, in Rawtenstall.
She asked to go to prison, as, her solicitor told the court, she did not want help and wanted to carry on drinking.
The defendant, of Newchurch Road, Rawtenstall, admitted racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress on August 26, two counts of assaulting a designated person, one allegation of police assault and persistently making use of the public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety on August 30, damage on September 4, two counts of assault by beating on September 5 and being drunk and disorderly on September 10. She was jailed for 18 weeks.
The bench said her conduct had been ‘reprehensible’ and was aimed at people in authority.
David Hartley, prosecuting, said at Simcock was detained after she was racially abusive to a young man outside a Rawtenstall nightclub.
In the early hours of August 30, police received a silent 999 call.
Simcock was taken to Burnley police station, where she spat at two cell detention officers and a police officer.
On September 4, she was arrested after being thrown out of the Cross Keys pub in Burnley.
She was arrested and it was found she needed medical attention she she was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital where she was abusive to nurses and spat at police.
Catherine Fell, for Simcock, said she was sorry for what happened and would not have done it if she had been sober.
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