Drunk woman spat upon police officer in A&E department
A police officer helping a woman who claimed to have been stabbed was spat upon by her.
Drunken Charlotte Gray, 35, was arrested in the accident and emergency department at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital after the assault on PC Britton.
Gray had been taken there by ambulance for treatment to a puncture wound after being stabbed during a row, magistrates in Lynn heard today (Thursday).
Prosecutor Denise Holland told the court that Gray was shouting and swearing and insisting she be left alone.
“She was described as drunk, emotional and very difficult to get information from,” added Mrs Holland. “[The police officer] was trying to assist her when she spits directly at him and that sprays his chest area.”
Gray, of Beverley Way, Clenchwarton, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of an emergency worker on February 22.
In mitigation, solicitor Andrew Cogan said: “It’s fair to say she was heavily intoxicated.
“Please bear in mind that she had just been stabbed so that must have affected her thinking and reasoning but she can’t remember anything that happened in A&E.”
Gray, a restaurant manager, was fined £180 and ordered to pay £100 compensation to the officer and £32 victim surcharge.