Woman pulled officer by his body armour

A 49-year-old woman who grabbed a police sergeant by his body armour and pulled him towards her twice, was placed on probation for 12 months.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 10:40 am

Nicola Nancy Orr from Alexander Park in Upperlands had previously admitted assaulting the officer and the case adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

Magherafelt Magistrates Court was told on Wednesday that at approximately 5.45pm on November 3 last, police received a report from the Ambulance Service.

Counsel prosecuting said on arrival at the property in Upperlands all was quiet and inside police saw the defendant sitting at a table smelling of smoke and intoxicating liquor.

The Ambulance Service told police that they were leaving as the defendant was refusing to be checked.

The lawyer said the defendant was reported as having a suspected cardiac arrest after being seen falling over in the garden and this mistaken information was reported to the Ambulance Service.

Counsel said the sergeant was stopped by the defendant’s partner and she got up out of the chair and grabbed the officer by his body armour and pulled him towards her twice.

A defence lawyer described it as a “very regrettable” incident and pleaded with the court to deal with it as leniently as possible.

Making the probation order, Deputy District Judge Noel Dunlop told Orr to take part in any programmes recommended by the Probation Service. Mr Dunlop warned that if she failed to do so she could be brought back to the court and dealt with.

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