Woman trashed house and assaulted police officer after learning of partner's affair (From Worcester News)
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Woman trashed house and assaulted police officer after learning of partner's affair
9:20pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
A WOMAN trashed a house and assaulted a police officer after she learned her partner was having an affair, a court was told.
Caroline Jones admitted assaulting a police officer in the execution of her duties after she was called to a domestic dispute by the woman’s partner, Max Crimmins.
Jones, aged 52, of Leigh Sinton Road, Malvern, appeared before magistrates in Worcester following the assault on September 24.
The court heard how Mr Crimmins reported to the police that Jones was “smashing the house up and had been drinking”.
Matt Dodson, prosecuting, said the officer arrested Jones on suspicion of assaulting her partner during which she “went for the officer”, causing both to fall to the floor. Mr Dodson said: “She has attempted to head-butt the officer and was spitting out at that stage. Leading up to the incident she had found out her husband had been having an affair. She had rowed with him, resulting in pushing and shoving between the two. She could not remember assaulting the police officer but had been drinking that evening.”
The officer said she suffered bruising and reddening to her left knee and soreness and reddening of the elbow.
Paul Stanley, defending, said: “This was an argument involving partners who have been together eight years. She found evidence of an affair with a lady in the Cornwall or Devon area. Into the evening he arrived home and she challenged him about it. An argument took place and he rang the police because she started throwing items across the room. While she was trying to remonstrate with him she was arrested by the police officer and she fell to the floor.”
Mr Stanley said while Jones accepted she had gone for her partner she did not accept that she had gone for the officer and said the reference to her spitting may be due to a missing a tooth rather than a deliberate act. Her partner and her are still together although the situation is being reviewed by Miss Jones.
The part-time cleaner was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £50 compensation to the officer and £85 costs.