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Woman sentenced for assaulting officer - Stockport

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A 19-year-old woman who attacked a female police officer has been jailed for 26 weeks following a British Transport Police investigation.

Alison Frost, of Warwick Road, Macclesfield, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and a public order offence at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, February 13. She was also ordered to pay the officer £75 compensation and £115 in court costs.

The court heard how the BTP officer had arrested Frost following an assault at Cheadle Hulme station on Saturday, 12 November, last year. Frost then became ill and was taken by ambulance to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport for treatment.

On arrival at the hospital, Frost became abusive to the officer and began shouting and swearing while she waited in the A&E department.
When she became abusive to hospital staff, she was escorted to a side room where she attempted to attack the officer, kicking her and making threats towards her family.
As the officer attempted to restrain Frost, she was bitten on the arm and had to call for assistance.

Hospital security staff responded and a doctor declared Frost fit to be taken into custody.

Sergeant Pete Wilcock from British Transport Police said : “Abuse and violence towards the public or police officers will not be tolerated. Frost’s behaviour caused hospital staff to feel intimidated and fearful and upset other patients waiting for treatment. The officer herself was not only verbally abused and physically attacked, but threats were made to her family. This is not acceptable. It is not simply ‘part of the job’ and will not be tolerated. Officers should not have to put up with treatment like this.
“Frost’s sentence reflects the severity of her actions and reinforces the message that attacks like this will always be dealt with severely. And we will do everything on our power to bring those responsible to justice.”

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