Woman is fined after fracas with police

Scarborough Magistrates Court.
Scarborough Magistrates Court.

A SCARBOROUGH woman has been fined after a drunken fracas with police officers in the town.

Laura McCaffery, 20, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly after an incident in Rosevale Terrace, in April.

Scarborough Magistrates’ Court heard McCaffery, of Grosvenor Road, intervened when police attempted to arrest one of her friends.

The court was told McCaffery was with friends when police arrived on the scene and attempted to detain the wanted man.

Prosecuting, Sandra White said: “Officers attended the scene and came across the defendant who seemed to be on the floor and surrounded by beer cans.

“One of the party was wanted by police but she began getting involved with the officers.

“She was making efforts to get that individual away from the police.”

Mitigating, Ian Brickman said McCaffery was extremely remorseful over the incident.

He added: “This was a relatively simple matter.

“She was with a group of friends waiting for another to come home.

“When it turned out one of her friends was wanted by police and they took steps to arrest him, she took exception.

“She was unhappy at that and did intervene verbally.”

Magistrates fined McCaffery £30 for her part in the incident.

However, no costs were awarded due to her lack of means.