Beauty therapist, 30, who gave grandmother police officer a black eye and injured two others in drink and drug-fuelled rampage says she is now down to two bottles of wine and cocaine at the weekend
- Sarah Fallows, 30, admitted to giving a policewoman a black eye last October
- The mother-of-one had been heavily drinking white wine and snorting cocaine
- Fallows also spat at and kicked two other officials during the drunken rampage
- The woman from Manchester avoided jail but was told to pay £250 in damages
Sarah Fallows, 30, punched a policewoman in the face, as well as spitting and kicking two other officials during a rampage last October
A beauty therapist gave a policewoman a black eye and left two officers injured during a white wine and cocaine-crazed rampage.
Sarah Fallows, 30, punched PC Helen Hallworth in the face, as well as spitting and kicking two other officials when they tried to calm her down during her drunken meltdown.
The other officers were left with cuts and grazes.
The mother-of-one, from Bramhall, near Stockport, Manchester, had been drinking heavily and snorting cocaine after a row with her boyfriend, during the incident on October 25 last year.
Fallows, whose five-year-old daughter lives with a relative, claimed she was suffering from borderline personality disorder.
The beauty therapist, admitted three charges of assaulting police and criminal damage to a pair of handcuffs at Stockport Magistrates Court, but she escaped jail because of her ‘personal difficulties.’
PC Hallworth, gave a statement, saying: ‘Her actions were unjustified. As a police officer you expect some people to be aggressive but this was too far. I don’t expect to have to go home to my four-year-old granddaughter and explain why her nanna has a black eye.’
Although Fallows avoided jail, a judge ordered her to pay PC Hallworth £100 in compensation and pay the other officers, named only as PC Osbaldeston and PC Walton, £150 in damages between them.
Fallows admitted three charges of assaulting police and criminal damage to a pair of handcuffs at Stockport Magistrates Court, but she escaped jail due to her ‘personal difficulties’
Fallows, whose five-year-old daughter lives with a relative, claimed she was suffering from borderline personality disorder during the incident on October 25 last year
During the hearing Fallows wiped away tears as she insisted she had now cut down her drinking – to two bottles of wine a weekend. She also promised she had given up cocaine.
Officers were called to the home of Fallows’ mother Diane in the Edgeley area around 6pm on the night of the incident.
Prosecutor Eileen Rogers said: ‘The officers attended included PC Walton and PC Osbaldeston and were met by Diane Fallows who was worried her daughter appeared to be having a mental health problem, potentially caused by abusing alcohol.
‘While talking to Diane, an unidentified member of the public said that they had seen Miss Fallows running into the road near the park and believed she posed a danger to herself.
‘Officers tried to detain her, and during that time, she spat at, punched and kicked PC Walton and PC Obaldeston.
‘They suffered cuts and grazes to their hands. She was taken to the hospital and shortly after, three officers attended including PC Hallworth.
‘Fallows was asked to calm down but she was very distressed and continued to shout and scream. When PC Hallworth tried to calm her down, she punched the officer in the face, sustaining a black eye.’
During the hearing Fallows wiped away tears as she insisted she had now cut down her drinking – to two bottles of wine a weekend. She also promised she had given up cocaine
The mother-of-one, from Bramhall, near Stockport, Manchester, had been drinking heavily and snorting cocaine after a row with her boyfriend
Ms Rogers continued: ‘Because of her demeanour and in relation to her health, officers tried to handcuff her. She was further assessed at the hospital before being discharged. She damaged a handcuff holder because of her agitated state.’
A report by a probation officer said of Fallows: ‘She used to drink and use cocaine every other day and she talks about having mental health issues for all of her life.
‘There was an abusive relationship which has had an impact on her but she has a new relationship of two years. There is no abuse in the new relationship but he is 20-years older than her.
‘She said that on the day she had been with her partner and they had an argument. She had been drinking and had taken cocaine.
‘She was dropped off at her mother’s. She could not remember what happened, other than being taken into the police van and being stripped of her clothes in the hospital.
‘She said that one of the staff members was putting an injection into her bottom and she ”lashed out”.
‘She was told yesterday that she had a personality disorder and has been referred for support. She says that now she only drinks two bottles of wine at the weekend, but still uses cocaine at the weekend.’
In mitigation, Fallows’ lawyer Shane O’Neill said: ‘At the time of this incident, she has no recollection of what happened’
A report by a probation officer said: ‘She used to drink and use cocaine every other day and she talks about having mental health issues for all of her life’
In mitigation Fallows’ lawyer Shane O’Neill said: ‘At the time of this incident, she has no recollection of what happened. She said she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder but is on medication and is calm today.
‘I’m aware that any assault on police is regarded as serious but she is having treatment in the community.
Imposing an eight week jail term suspended for a year, District Judge John Temperley told Fallows: ‘I view this offence very seriously. If it was not for your personal difficulties, you would be going straight to prison today.
‘To assault three police officers in this way and to injure them is outrageous and awful behaviour. This offence crosses the custody threshold.
‘You need to accept the help that you are being offered and you need to continue to cut down on your alcohol use, and definitely need to stop using cocaine. It is not going to help you. I want this to be a wakeup call.’
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