Grantham court: Woman threatened to burn down SKDC offices before assault

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A woman threatened to burn down the council offices in Grantham before she assaulted a policeman outside her home.

Emma Louise Taylor, 32, of Kinoulton Court, Grantham, admitted assaulting a police constable with intent to resist arrest on January 15.

Prosecuting, Shelley Wilson said Taylor had called police on the emergency 999 number following an incident with a neighbour.

PCSOs went to her address and asked her to come out of her flat.

When she came out she said she was fed up with the council and she was going to get a can of petrol and burn the council offices down.

The PCSOs called a uniformed officer who was told if he went near her she would punch him in the face. She then punched a door with her fist.

Mrs Wilson said the constable tried to speak to Taylor, but she said she would spit in his face if he went any closer and continued to talk about buring the offices down.

The officer went to handcuff Taylor and she lashed out. The officer suffered scratches to his arm and bicep.

The court heard that Taylor had denied the assault at the time and said she had not fingernails and wasn’t wearing jewellery.

Mrs Wilson said Taylor had a history of this sort of offending.

Defending, Stuart Wild said Taylor had immense problems with the council her neighbours and her finances.Mr Wild added: “She was reckless in the case of the PC, although she did make some threats.

“She did not spit at him and she did not intend to cause him any harm.”

Magistrates adjourned the case until February 23 for a probation report. Taylor was granted unconditional bail.