AN 'angry' mum who had her teeth knocked out by her ex's neighbour called police - only to later bite and pinch them.

Tina Burton shouted 'tatty bye!' as she walked out of Worcester Magistrates Court after assaulting three police officers in Worcester.

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The 42-year-old of Medway Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, admitted assault by beating against two emergency workers and a third common assault where she tried, but failed, to strike yet another officer at Worcester Police Station on April 16.


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Melanie Winterflood, prosecuting, said police were called by Burton herself to a disturbance in Broad Street, Worcester.

However, when officers received information from others at the scene, they arrested her instead.

"My understanding is she was not only upset but also angry about being arrested. It was her that had called police in the first place, requesting their assistance" said Miss Winterflood.

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She refused to get out of the police van and had to be assisted by officers into the custody block, becoming 'agitated' during the booking-in procedure.

Once inside, Burton kicked back towards one officer but the blow did not make contact. At one stage she was 'banging her head against the custody desk screen'.

Miss Winterflood said officers tried to prevent her causing injury to herself. After she attempted to assault PC Hardman, Burton was put on the floor where she became 'uncooperative'. "She had to be carried back to the cell" said Miss Winterflood.

The prosecutor added: "She tried to remove herself from the officer's grip by pinching the officer."

PC Maddison was left with a bruise about an inch across to her arm. Once inside the cell, Burton continued to be 'uncooperative', PC Pickering kneeling down by the defendant's shoulder to assist in restraining her.

"She (Burton) turns and bites her knee" said Miss Winterflood. The skin was not broken and there was no need for medical attention.

Burton has been before the court on 'numerous occasions', including previous convictions for dishonesty offences such as shoplifting and for assaulting a police officer in 2007.

Jo Outhwaite, defending, said Burton had been 'quite seriously assaulted by her partner's neighbour' and was 'very aggrieved at what had happened to her' that evening.

"She was struck and she lost a couple of teeth. We're not talking about a bit of a shove. This was quite an unpleasant incident that resulted in her contacting the police. She is the one that ends up getting arrested" said Mrs Outhwaite.

She said Burton suffered from PTSD and emotionally unstable personality disorder. Burton's last conviction was four years ago and she was now on a methadone script.

Burton, who 'ended' her 'volatile' relationship, accepted she had had 'a couple of alcoholic drinks that evening'.

Mrs Outhwaite said Burton was 'clearly remorseful' about what she had done.

Magistrates fined her £140 and ordered her to pay £50 each to the two officers who received physical injuries.

They further ordered her to pay costs of £185 and a victim surcharge of £34. The cash will be deducted from her benefits.