Sunderland woman attacked three police officers after they told her to turn her music down

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A WOMAN assaulted three police officers after they told her to turn her music down.

Laura Metcalfe lashed out at officers after she was arrested at her home in Farringdon.

Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard that a neighbour of the 26-year-old had called police to complain about the noise.

“They asked her to turn her music down and noticed she was drunk,” said prosecutor Glenda Beck.

“They told her to calm down, especially as she had a young child in her care.

“She poked Pc Wade in the face and was arrested for assaulting the officer.

“While in the police cell, she kicked another Pc and clawed the arms of both officers and tried to bite them.”

Metcalfe, of Alnwick Road, admitted three charges of assaulting a police officer.

She claimed she could not remember the attacks on June 6.

Ian Cassidy, defending, said: “She regrets the incident very much.

“She was at home, her child was asleep and she was downstairs with some friends and the police were called.

“She accepts she had an amount of alcohol to drink.”

He added: “She accepts that when she was talking to the officer in her hallway, she pointed towards her with her index finger.

“She had no intention to strike the officer, but perhaps influenced by the alcohol, her finger struck his face.”

Mr Cassidy went on to say Metcalfe was “unhappy” when she was handcuffed, as she suffered from Raynaud’s Syndrome, which affected the blood supply to her arms.

Magistrates ordered she pay £70 compensation to each of the officers, as well as a £20 victim surcharge and £85 towards court costs.