Woman swore in front of kids

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A Buxton woman became abusive to police when they arrested her partner to take him back to prison, a court heard.

High Peak magistrates were told on Monday that police had been called to the old cattle market in Buxton on the evening of July 29.

Helen Griffiths, prosecuting, said officers had received reports that a man wanted for a return to prison was in that area.

“Angela Hemming was shouting and swearing in the police officers presence,” said Ms Griffiths.

She was warned that if she carried on she would be arrested but the warning had little effect.

The court heard that Hemming’s behaviour was witnessed by a group of children who were nearby and they had obviously heard what was being said.

She was arrested and continued to be abusive while being transported in the back of a police car.

Hemming, 36, of Scarsdale Place, admitted using threatening behaviour.

Magistrate Ian Hurst said: “Your behaviour was unpleasant, particularly within the sight and hearing of children.”

Hemming was given a 12 month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £45 costs.

Hemming, who was not represented, told the court that while she did not agree with a lot of what was said, she did agree that she had sworn and been abusive.

“For saying what I said I am sorry,” she said.

“I was angry that my partner had been arrested and was going back to jail.”

She told the court that she had been drinking. “I was getting towards being drunk but I wasn’t legless or paralytic.

“I had a couple of drinks as I am an alcoholic and need to drink. It is an addiction I have and have had for three years now.”