Woman admits kneeing police officer on night out

Cardinal Park

Cardinal Park

A 21-year-old woman has admitted assaulting a police officer during a night out in Ipswich.

Chantelle Slinn, of Wellington Street, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to the offence when she appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

The offence occurred on April 2.

Prosecutor Wayne Ablett said the assault happened just before 1am in Cardinal Park.

Slinn had been drinking and was said to be drunk.

A group of people were involved with officers and Slinn intervened to push a police constable in the chest.

She was pushed away and, despite warnings, kept going back.

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Mr Ablett said Slinn struck out with her knee catching the officer’s upper thigh.

Dino Barricella, mitigating, said Slinn came out of a bar and saw her brother on the ground.

Mr Barricella told the court: “She, in her words, flips and does what she does.

“In the cold light of day she is genuinely remorseful for her actions. She does apologise through me to the court and the officer.”

Slinn was fined £100 and ordered to pay £50 costs as well as £20 to the victims’ fund.

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