A woman has walked free from court after calling a man a “terrorist” and assaulting police officers.
Jessica Jeffery, 20, damaged her boyfriend’s car, assaulted him and then went on to attack two police officers who were arresting her on 13 June last year.
She kicked out at constables Geoff Newman and Tim Montague. PC Newman suffered a minor injury to his arm, where the defendant grabbed him and squeezed.
At an earlier hearing, Jeffery pleaded guilty to assault by beating, two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, criminal damage, harassment and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday (15 February) that she went on to harass her boyfriend when “she was told he was going to sleep with another female”, prosecutor Keith Ballinger said.
The now-pregnant defendant, of Drakes Way, phoned her victim approximately 400 times on 28 June. During the limited number of calls he did answer, she called him an “Iranian c**t” and a “terrorist”.
In custody, she accepted what she had done – telling officers she was “fuming” at the time. She admitted using racist terms.
Jeffery has previous convictions for criminal damage in 2018, dating back to her youth.
Defending, Mark Glendenning said his client suffers from “considerable” mental health issues and was struggling with her mother’s death at the time of these incidents.
Magistrates labelled the offending “quite a serious matter”, and something the court takes “very seriously”.
They imposed a 24-month community order with a mental health treatment requirement, 40 rehabilitation activity requirement days.
She was also fined £200, told to pay £100 in compensation to each injured officer and costs of £85.
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