Police officer injured while arresting woman, King’s Lynn court told

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A woman was back in the dock this week to admit theft and assault charges only weeks after being given a suspended jail sentence.

Iva Ivanova, 25, of London Road, Lynn, pleaded guilty to the new offences, committed on January 2, when she appeared before the West Norfolk bench on Tuesday.

The case was brought only two weeks after she was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, for a string of theft and drugs offences.

However, some of those offences were committed after the incidents in the current case.

Magistrates gave her a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered her to pay £20 compensation, plus a £15 victim surcharge, after ruling the latest offences would not have altered the sentenced imposed previously.

The court earlier heard that police were called to a flat in Pleasant Court on January 2 where Ivanova was found next to a handbag containing several fragrance bottles.

She was arrested and, while being removed from the property, struggled with the officers, scratching one of them on the hand.

Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, said she admitted the items weren’t hers, claiming she found them in a park.

Chris Casey, mitigating, said Ivanova’s drug problem was the underlying issue which needed to be addressed.