Woman admits assaulting police officer
2:40pm Sunday 17th March 2013 in News
A Haverfordwest woman said to have been described by a senior police sergeant as “one of the nicest people you will ever meet” has pleaded guilty to assaulting a police constable in Haverfordwest on February 3rd.
Last Tuesday, Haverfordwest magistrates heard that 48-year-old Louise Wiltshire, of Fleming Crescent, will be back in court later this month for two similar offences and has a problem with authority when drinking.
The court was told that at 3.30am on February 3rd, Wiltshire approached two police constables, who were standing on the pedestrian crossing in Castle Square, and asked what she had done wrong.
Prosecutor Gerald Neave said Wiltshire was told on numerous occasions she had done nothing wrong and was asked to move away.
Clearly confused, she approached officers again and was asked to move away.
Wiltshire started swearing at one of the officers and kicked him on the upper thigh, magistrates heard.
Mr Neave said the officer experienced soreness, but had no visible injuries.
Jonathan Webb, defending, told the court he was approached by a detective sergeant, who said Wiltshire was one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
Mr Webb added: “Sadly when she has a drink she is not one of the nicest people you will ever meet.”
He asked for the matter to be passed to the probation service because his client had an issue with alcohol and although the assault was ‘low level’, the two other similar offences indicated Wiltshire ‘clearly has an issue with authority when she has had a drink’.
Magistrates made an order for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and granted Wiltshire bail on the condition she cooperates with the probation service.
She will be sentenced on March 27th.