Mum fined for slapping Pc

A SINGLE mum who slapped a policeman's face has been fined £25.Bonny Moore, of Barnfield, Felixstowe, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court accused of common assault by beating.

A SINGLE mum who slapped a policeman's face has been fined £25.

Bonny Moore, of Barnfield, Felixstowe, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court accused of common assault by beating.

The 20-year-old admitted hitting PC Scott Cullum after police came across a group of people involved in a 'fracas' at the bottom of South Hill, Felixstowe at 2am on September 15.

But when the officers tried to separate the group of 15 to 20 people Moore stepped forward and struck PC Cullum across the face with her palm.

Gareth Davies, prosecuting, said that alcohol had played a part in the incident.

In mitigation, Michael Stephenson said that Moore had been involved in the fracas through no fault of her own and that she had felt someone pull her back and had turned round in reaction and given the policeman a slap.

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Mr Stephenson said: "It has been a shock for her to appear at court, she does not see herself as a violent person."

He added that she was apologetic and regretted her actions.

Moore, who has a one-year-old child, had no previous convictions and the policeman's injuries were not serious.

She was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay PC Cullum £25 in compensation and pay £55 in court costs.