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Mother from Northwood Hills spared jail for attacking three police officers
A MOTHER from Northwood Hills who attacked three police officers on a drunken night out has been spared jail.
Alexandra Wilson, 32, of Waller Drive - who in 2004 became the first person in Hillingdon to receive an asbo (anti-social behaviour order) - admitted assaulting the officers when she appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (4).
The court heard that Wilson reacted violently when the officers approached her and a male friend on May 23 this year in High Street, Uxbridge, and began to shout and swear.
Wilson - who has a string of previous convictions for drug possession and public order offences, many of which involve the police and self-harming - was told to calm down but started swinging her arms around and continued to shout abusive language.
Prosecuting, Nikki Onuma-Elliott, described Wilson's behaviour as 'completely out of control'.
She told the court: "Two of the officers tried to grip her arm and she went berserk, shouting, swearing and spitting, then she struck one of the officers in the leg.
"She swung a punch at another officer, who released his grip on her arm, then tried to punch and kick the female officers who were speaking to her male companion.
"One of the female officers had only been working with the police for nine months and was left severely shaken and distressed."
Wilson, who originally denied the offences, admitted to drinking eight bottles of Stella lager on the night.
She also admitted a charge of threatening behaviour in High Street, Uxbridge on May 16, when she was again drunk and shouting and swearing at people.
Representing Wilson, who is on benefits, Andrew Lindsay told the court she suffered from mental health issues and had a troubled background as a result of being adopted at a young age, but was trying to turn her life around.
"She has a four-year-old daughter who is going to school in the autumn and has applied for a number of jobs, but she is not an employer's first choice," he said.
"She is moving in the right direction and her previous offences are in the past, but she makes mistakes due to immaturity.
"Although her behaviour was inexcusable, she feels the police wound her up."
Chairman of the bench, Robert Della-Salla, told Wilson: "Your record isn't brilliant by any stretch of the imagination and you have a young child and need to be a good mother to her.
"You assaulted three police officers which in anyone's book isn't a good thing and if you appear before this court again it is very likely you will go to prison. It's your responsibility to behave and stay out of trouble."
Wilson will be electronically monitored and on a 20-week curfew from 9pm - 6am. She was also ordered to pay ÃÂ£40 costs.
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