Drunk woman pulled female police officer’s hair out

Court news.
Court news.

A Kirton woman pulled a police officer’s hair out as part of a drink-fuelled attack on New Year’s Day, a court has been told.

Kayleigh Gilchrist, 26, of Woodside Road, pleaded guilty at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to being drunk and disorderly in a public place and assaulting a constable in the execution of their duty.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said police were called to Edinburgh Drive, in Kirton, at about 1.20am, where they found the defendant drunk and ‘behaving aggressively’.

Mr Todd said police took Gilchrist to her mother’s address, but after arriving punched a female officer in the face, kicked her in the shin, grabbed her hair and ‘pulled a quantity of hair out’.

He said while the officer expected ‘a bit of rough and tumble’ in the job, she ‘wasn’t prepared to put up with that’.

The tearful defendant was given credit for her early guilty pleas and previous good character (having had no prior convictions), which District Judge John Stobart said had been ‘thrown away by doing this stupid and dangerous amount of drinking’. When he indicated he intended to issue a fine, no defence was offered.

Gilchrist was fined £40 for being drunk and disorderly, £40 for assaulting a constable, ordered to pay £60 in compensation, £85 in costs and the £20 victim surcharge.