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Wick woman apologetic over head-butt attempt on police officer


By Court Reporter

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Wick Sheriff Court.
Wick Sheriff Court.

Police called to a street in Wick were confronted by a woman who shouted and screamed at them and threw a glass at a parked motorbike.

Officers arrested Robyn Miller (26), who attempted to head-butt one of them in an ambulance taking her to hospital with a hand injury.

Miller admitted a charge of assault and threatening or abusive behaviour as well as having a record.

Wick Sheriff Court was told on Wednesday that the police were concerned for Miller's welfare, on their way to Glamis Road, where the accused lives, on September 23.

Fiscal David Barclay said: "There was a report that she might be injured or had possibly self-harmed. On arrival, they observed Miller bleeding from a deep cut on her right hand. The officers offered to assist her but she reacted badly to their intervention."

An ambulance was summoned and, on the way to the hospital, Miller attempted to head-butt Constable Claire Suttcliffe.

Mr Barclay said: "Thankfully, due to the accused's position in the vehicle, the attempt was 'doomed to failure'."

He added that the police had made the observation that when Miller is sober she is very apologetic for her behaviour and perhaps needed to address her problem with alcohol.

Sentence was deferred until January 12 when the accused's solicitor, Fiona MacDonald, will address the sheriff before he passes sentence.


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