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Nairn woman spat at police officer

By Ali Morrison

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A 21-year-old woman spat in the face of a police constable and dislocated the shoulder of another in a struggle with them.

Lucy Lansdell, of Burnside, Nairn had been reported by her support workers after she left her home on July 3 last year under the influence of alcohol, Inverness Sheriff Court heard today.

She was traced and returned home but ran off soon afterwards.

Lansdell was eventually traced to Bank Street, Inverness and when officers approached, she tried to climb over the wall, towards the River Ness.

Fiscal depute Robert Weir said that due to her behaviour, police again returned her to her supported accommodation where she tried to climb out of an upstairs window.

Police decided to arrest her and she was taken to Burnett Road Police Station in Inverness. But in the police vehicle, she climbed over the seats into the front when she spat at one officer.

Then during a struggle to get her under control, a police woman sustained a dislocated shoulder, Mr Weir added. She was in a sling for four weeks after being hospitalised overnight, the court heard.

Lansdell admitted resisting arrest and culpable and reckless conduct by spitting.

Sentence was deferred until May 5 for a background report and Lansdell's bail was continued.

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