Fined for spitting at PC

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A WOOLER woman who spat in the face of a police officer has been ordered to pay compensation to him.

Kim Scott, of Oliver Road, pleaded guilty to assaulting PC Stuart Brimble when she appeared at Berwick Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard the 24-year-old had phoned police in the early hours of November 5 to complain that her cannabis had been stolen.

It followed her return home from a night out in Wooler where she found her house and garden had been trashed.

Officers came to investigate and found a black cannabis grinder with a small quantity of cannabis in it.

The defendant was arrested but became agitated and spat on PC Brimble’s mouth as he tried to put her in a police van.

Ian O’Rourke, in defence, said the background to the offence had been a difficult 24 hours in which she had been cautioned for common assault and went on a drinking binge.

The defendant was ordered to pay a £65 fine and £100 legal fees and costs as well as £50 compensation to PC Brimble.