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Suspended sentence for woman who spat at officers – Lancashire

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A woman who spat at officers at Preston station has been handed a suspended prison sentence following a BTP investigation. 

Kelly Ann Wilson, aged 39 and of Irvine Street, Liverpool appeared before Liverpool & Knowsley Magistrates’ Court on 4 July where she was handed a 28 prison sentence suspended for 12 months. She was also ordered to pay £100 compensation and costs of £85. 

Wilson’s violent outburst happened shortly after 7.20pm on 6 May this year. Whilst on board a train travelling between Lancaster and Preston, a BTP officer was called to a disturbance in a carriage. 

The officer went to investigate what was happened and saw Wilson arguing with other passengers in the carriage. 

When the train pulled into Preston, officers came to assist and separated the altercation. However, Wilson became violent to officers, she then spat at a PC with the spittle landing on his face. Wilson was arrested for assault and taken to custody. 

At custody, Wilson also assaulted a second officer by biting on her hand. 

At court, Wilson admitted one count of being drunk and disorderly and two counts of assaulting a police officer in the execution of their duty. 

Sergeant David Grant from BTP, said: “A BTP officer on a routine train patrol stepped in to deal with Wilson in order to protect other passengers from her behaviour.  As a result of that two police officers were assaulted by being spat at and bit. Wilson’s actions were disgusting and I am pleased she has been sentenced; I hope that the threat of a jail sentence hanging over her will be enough to make her think carefully about her behaviour in future.” 

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