A Wooler woman has been ordered to pay compensation to a police officer she spat at.
Frances Dunn, 32, of The Martins, pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty when she appeared at Berwick Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard that PC James Younger was called to the defendant’s home after concerns were raised about her well-being.
PC Younger found the defendant distressed and emotional and said he was there to help her but was told to leave. He said he could not while still concerned for her well-being and she spat in his face.
The court heard the defendant had been drinking heavily.
She apologised to the court for her actions and to PC Younger. Magistrates called it a very unpleasant offence and ordered her to pay £50 to PC Younger and £50 costs.
○ A Widdrington woman has been fined £440 after being caught driving with no insurance.
Michelle Cutter, 34, of Grange View, pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred on the A189, North Seaton, in February.
She has been banned from driving for six months and must also pay £129 in costs and a surcharge.
○ An Alnwick woman has been found guilty of driving without insurance.
Carly Louise Clark, 27, of Green Batt, denied the offence, which happened in Alnwick in October 2016, but the case was proved in her absence by magistrates at Bedlington this month.
She must pay £1,346, including a £660 fine, and her driving record was endorsed with six points.
○ Jordan John Curtis Davison, 25, of Queen Street, North Broomhill, pleaded guilty to assault.
He was fined £40 for the attack, which happened at McDonald’s, in Ashington, on April 16. He also needs to pay £115 in costs and a surcharge.