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Suspended sentence for woman who assaulted police officer

A woman who assaulted a police officer has been warned to expect a prison sentence if she offends again.

Melissa Denman, aged 26, attacked the male officer as he and responded to reports of a disturbance at an address in Alfreton Road, Radford, shortly before 10.50pm on Thursday evening ( 3 February ).

Denham kicked him to the body and then struck out again from the back seat of a police car.

The officer suffered pain and discomfort but was not seriously hurt.

Denman, of Radford, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to common assault of an emergency worker.

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She was given a 16 week jail sentence suspended for 18 months and ordered to pay compensation of £100.

Detective Inspector Marcus Oldroyd of the Nottinghamshire Police city prisoner handling unit, said: “Officers go to work every day with one goal in mind – to keep the public safe from harm. Any form of physical attack on them is entirely unacceptable and will always be dealt with robustly, as Denman has now found out.

“Her behaviour on this occasion was appalling and I am pleased she has now been dealt with by the courts. I hope she uses this experience to change the direction of her life and stay out of trouble in future.”

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