Musselburgh woman restrained by police

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A Musselburgh woman who fought with police officers during a drunken incident has been placed on supervision and ordered to attend a female offenders’ programme.

Samantha Smith (28) appeared from custody at Haddington Sheriff Court last Wednesday to be sentenced on two matters.

The court was told Smith had turned up at her grandmother’s home in a drunken state and under the influence of drugs. She soon began shouting and swearing at her own mother and an aunt telling them she wanted to commit suicide.

The worried family members decided to contact the police but, when officers turned up, Smith began shouting and swearing at them. Smith was said to be crying throughout the incident and was described as being “unstable” at the time.

Officers were forced to place the woman in handcuffs and as she made her way to the police van she banged on the vehicle’s windows with the metal cuffs. She was subsequently taken to a police station where she was deemed unfit to be assessed due to her level of intoxication.

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s Musselburgh News and East Lothian News, on sale now.

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