A MOTHER-of-four who scratched her nails into police officer’s forearms, kicked out at an officer and threatened to headbutt officers has appeared in front of city magistrates.

Chloe Milton admitted assaulting police officers when she appeared in court on Thursday.

Shafquat Reaz, prosecuting, said officers were called to a property in Worcester about an assault at around 7pm on March 5.

Mr Reaz said when Milton was informed she would be arrested by the officers, PC Evans and PC Redmond, she began shouting over them and thrashing her arms around, slipping the handcuffs they attempted to put on her.

Mr Reaz said Milton then threatened to headbutt the officers before scrapping her nails into the officer’s forearms, and kicking one of them in the shins.

Mr Reaz said after continuing to resist arrest, it took the two officers to finally arrest her and take her to the city police station.

Garry Harper, defending, said: “She didn’t realise she was under arrest, at that point she didn’t feel it was warranted to be put in handcuffs.

“She doesn’t seek to minimise the offences. She gave an apology of sorts at the time.”

Mr Harper said that the 25-year-old had four children including an eight-month-old, which was a lot of expense on her income as a part time hospital domestic.

He added that she had mental health issues she was being treated for.

A probation report found that Milton had split with her ex-partner and there had been a number of domestic abuse incidents, so they were recommending she had help with Women’s Aid.

Before sentencing Judith Hulland, chairman of the magistrates bench, said: “We have to take this seriously, as police officers are there to help. But we want to help you also.”

Milton, of Cranham Drive, was given a 12 month community order to include 40 rehabilitation activity days, and told to pay compensation of £50 each to the officers - a total of £100.

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