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Woman kicked out at police after being escorted from house in Wick

By Court Reporter

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A woman would have avoided having to carry out community work had she co-operated with police engaged in an inquiry, Wick Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

The officers were tasked to a house in Kennedy Terrace, Wick, on February 28 after receiving a report but found no trace of a crime.

The householder asked Constables Becky Dickson and Anna Jones to tell Cheryl Fleming that she was no longer welcome at that address.

Trouble flared as the police were escorting her out of the house.

Fiscal David Barclay said that Fleming became upset and, as she was being led along a narrow corridor, she lashed out, kicking them both, and shouted and swore at them.

Mr Barclay added: "Ironically, had the accused gone quietly, none of this would have come to court."

Solicitor Fiona MacDonald agreed and said that all the accused had to do was to "stop talking and leave when she was asked to".

Fleming accepted that her conduct had been "unacceptable".

Fleming, of Laurie Terrace, Thurso, admitted charges of assault and disorderly behaviour, and a record. She was ordered to carry out 45 hours of unpaid community work.

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