A 31-year-old woman who assaulted two police officers in Rugby during lockdown has been jailed.
Officers were called to an address on St Andrew’s Crescent in April following reports of a disturbance.
When they arrived, they attempted to help resident Carly Lane, who punched two police officers in the face before spitting blood at them.
She pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court on Friday, July 17, and was sentenced to five months in prison for assaulting an emergency worker.
Chief Superintendent Ben Smith, head of local policing for Warwickshire Police, said: “At a time when everyone is working hard to prevent the spread of coronavirus, putting officers at risk in this way is totally unacceptable.
“Anyone who thinks it is acceptable to attack officers in this way should understand the consequences they face.
“As police officers we accept we will be asked to go into dangerous and hostile situations, we don’t accept being subject to violence as part of the job. It is right the police have the full protection of the law in order to do their jobs effectively and protect people from harm.”