Mum fined for officer assault
MOTHER-OF-FOUR Tina Rogerson has been fined after she assaulted a police officer in the execution of his duty.
The 28-year-old, of Linehouses Caravan Site, in Boathorse Road, Goldenhill, swiped the officer across the face when she intervened as the officer went to arrest her relative.
Prosecutor Andrew Bodger yesterday told North Staffordshire magistrates the officer received a scratch to the left side of his face.
Rogerson pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty on December 8.
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Colette Lamb, mitigating, said Rogerson, who is expecting a baby in July, lashed out after being pushed away.
"She accepts she caught the officer," said Miss Lamb.
Magistrates fined the defendant £90 and told her to pay a £20 surcharge, £85 costs and £50 compensation to the officer.