Woman admits assaulting police officer in King’s Lynn bus station

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.

A woman has admitted assaulting a police officer following a disturbance in Lynn’s bus station last week.

Sally Gray, 37, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the charge at a hearing this morning.

She also admitted a separate public order offence in connection with the same incident.

The court heard police were called at around 7pm on Thursday following reports of a disturbance.

Gray was seen arguing with a group of men and police believed she was likely to act aggressively towards other people.

As an officer detained her, she struck him on the arm. No injury was caused.

The court also heard she had been cautioned for criminal damage last Monday.

Andrew Cogan, mitigating, said Gray had veen waiting for a bus to go and see a friend on the Fairstead estate when she was approached by the group, who asked for a cigarette. A stand off then ensued when she declined.

Mr Cogan said Gray had been left homeless and had relapsed into using alcohol following the breakdown of her marriage.

He said: “She is really living hand to mouth. She is really down on her uppers.”

The court was also told a previous community order had been revoked because of good progress made.

Gray was given a 12 month conditional discharge on each count and told to pay £50 compensation to the officer, plus a £20 victim surcharge.

Meanwhile, police have also confirmed that two men who were arrested during the same incident are due to appear in court next month.

Johnathon Thompson, 51, of Glebe Avenue, Hunstanton, is accused of a public order offence.

Paul Cunningham, 41, of Park Road, Hunstanton, is charged with failing to comply with a dispersal order.

Both men are due before magistrates on April 3.