Woman who threatened to spit at police admits a string of offences under influence of drink

A 42-YEAR-OLD Boston woman who threatened to spit at police officers has been ordered to undergo 25 rehabilitation days after she admitted a number of offences while under the influence of alcohol.

Woman in court

Tanya Maria Hough of Revesby Avenue, who admitted all the offences put to her, was appearing at the town's magistrates court.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that she had been arrested after she refused to go and stay indoors after causing a drunken nuisance of herself outside her home at 10.30pm on June 24 last year and also damaging a pair of police handcuffs after she was placed in a police van.

On August 7, she went to the Stump and Candle pub where the licensee was checking customers outside coming to the pub because of Covid 19 restrictions.

He said she was aggressive and already under the influence of alcohol, when she poked the licensee in the stomach a number of times after she was refused entry and then picked up and smashed a bar stool that was outside.

Mr Clare said that in the final incident late in the evening of November 3, she was found to be acting aggressively and shouting abuse out of her window at her home in Revesby Avenue and then, when she opened the door to the police, she was holding a 10 inch kitchen knife which she refused to put down and had to be arrested.

He said she threatened to spit at officers as they arrested her and also kicked them and she had to be forced into the van.

Mitigating, Philippa Chatterton said she had been in a 'very toxic relationship' for 20 years and had not the strength to leave it and she drank alcohol to try and cope, feeling she had no self worth.

She said her partner,who had threatened to kill her, had now died.

The magistrates imposed a 12 month community order with 25 rehabilitation days and ordered her to pay £92 in court charges.