Woman seeks ‘mercy’ for attacks on three King’s Lynn police officers

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A woman kicked three police officers after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly following a row with her boyfriend.

Magistrates heard 19-year-old Rebecca Troughton was “horrified” by her behaviour and “throws herself on the mercy” of the court after admitting the charges yesterday.

Troughton, of no fixed abode, was detained on September 18 for being drunk and disorderly in Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place.

While being dealt with by police custody staff, she kicked three officers, though none of them were hurt.

She was also taken to hospital to be assessed after attempting to hit her head on the custody desk.

While outside the hospital, she launched a sustained verbal assault on one of the officers, whom the court heard showed “remarkable restraint” in response.

Andrea Clarke, mitigating for Troughton, said her client couldn’t remember the evening at all but made “no excuse” for her behaviour.

She said: “She has ruined her good character, her good name and she will have to carry these convictions with her.”

Troughton was given a 12 month community order with 140 hours of unpaid work on each of the three assaults.

She was also told to pay a total of £250 in compensation to the officers, a £150 criminal courts charge, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.