Woman who assaulted police officer is spared prison
A MOTHER has been given another chance by a court after she committed more offences while subject to a suspended sentence order.
Penny Minor received a 12 month jail term, suspended for 12 months, in September, after pleading guilty to two charges of criminal damage, witness intimidation, theft and failing to answer to bail.
Yesterday, a further three months in prison was added to the suspended sentence after the 36-year-old, of Leacroft Road, Meir, pleaded guilty to more offences.
She admitted being drunk and disorderly on October 8, failing to attend court on October 23, and being drunk and disorderly, and assaulting a police officer on October 17.
Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the assault involved Minor's spittle landing on the officer as she shouted and struggled because handcuffs were causing her discomfort.
Despite the offences, Recorder Bal Dhaliwal heard Minor has been making significant progress and she decided to give her one last chance.
The judge extended the suspended sentence by three months and Minor will have 12 months supervision and be subject to a two month curfew from 8pm to 7am. She must also pay the officer £150 compensation.
Recorder Dhaliwal told Minor if she commits one more offence she will be back in court and can expect to be sent to prison.