Woman in court after kebab shop kerfuffle

North Somerset Courthouse.

North Somerset Courthouse. - Credit: Archant

A WESTON woman swore at police officers and threw a pen at a sergeant after being arrested.

Cheryl Bennett, of Ottawa Road, pleaded guilty to breaching an order to leave the town centre for 24 hours because police believed her presence in the area could cause alcohol-related crime.

North Somerset Courthouse was told on Monday how the 24-year-old was in a kebab shop in Richmond Street on February 8 at 1.45am when police officers attended the scene, after reports that two women were causing trouble.

After establishing the women were drunk, police arrested Bennett’s friend and Bennett started to swear at officers, so they ordered her to leave the area.

Despite the order, she was found by officers 15 minutes later sitting down in St James Street with her shoes off.

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Bennett began swearing at the officers again, who eventually arrested her for breach of the section 27 order.

She said: “I agree and accept everything I have done. But the reason I didn’t leave is my friend had my bag with my keys and my money.”

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Jane Cooper, prosecuting, told the court that Bennett was taken to the police station where she threw a pen at the duty sergeant so she had to be taken to a cell.

She was given a 12-month conditional discharge – meaning she will receive no further punishment unless she commits another crime.

She was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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