Woman in drunken threat

A DRUNK woman pulled down her trousers and underwear and threatened to urinate in Ipswich Police Station a court heard.Michelle Staunton had drunk five pints of lager and was arrested for using threatening and abusive behaviour outside the Fire & Ice nightclub in Tacket Street, Ipswich.

A DRUNK woman pulled down her trousers and underwear and threatened to urinate in Ipswich Police Station a court heard.

Michelle Staunton had drunk five pints of lager and was arrested for using threatening and abusive behaviour outside the Fire & Ice nightclub in Tacket Street, Ipswich.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court heard that when police tried to handcuff the struggling woman she shouted rape as they held her in a head and arm lock. When they got her to the station she asked for the toilet and then dropped her clothes and threatened to go on the floor.

Lesla Small, prosecuting, said the 26-year-old of Pipers Court was initially spoken to by police outside the club because they saw her shouting and striking out at a group of men.


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She said: “She was swinging punches at these males. She was kicking out her leg at head height, she kept missing them.

“The officers said she was wearing three inch heels and if she had caught one of the group she could have caused an injury. She was shouting and swearing and swinging and kicking and she fell over.

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“The officers went to help her up. She was drunk, she was shouting and swearing at the officers. Then she started shouting rape as she was struggling.

“When she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly she said 'you what, I 'int done nothing'. In the station she pulled down her trousers and underwear and said she would urinate. A woman officer took her to a toilet.”

Staunton who has previous convictions for public order offences pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour on October 21.

Staunton, who is unemployed, said: “To be honest I didn't know what I had done until today. It was too much alcohol; I can't remember any of it. I'm not going to drink like that again it is really embarrassing.”

Magistrates' curfewed Staunton between 6pm and 6am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for six months and she was warned that if she was not at home during these hours she would be brought back to court and re-sentenced.

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