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Young woman admits resisting arrest

A magistrate has ordered reports on a Southampton woman who lashed out at officers after being removed from a roof.

Coreen Scott, 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of violently resisting arrest in connection with an incident this weekend.

The court heard that at around 11.40pm on Saturday, officers responded to reports of a domestic dispute at a Devon Springs Lane property. When they arrived, they were informed that the defendant, the ex-girlfriend of the homeowner’s grandson, had arrived uninvited and was causing a disturbance on the roof.

The officers spoke with Scott, who they noticed smelled of alcohol, and were able to pull her back inside the building.

However, she became uncooperative and when warned that she was breaching the peace, told officers: “Well arrest me. Do what you have to do, but I have to talk with him about my son.”

When the officers attempted to handcuff Scott, she started screaming and trying to rip her arms away. During the struggle, she reportedly kicked one female officer in the pelvis.

She was restrained but continued to struggle, later kicking a second officer in the head as they were trying to place her in a police vehicle.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this morning, Scott apologised for her actions on the day of the incident.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered a social inquiry report and a drug assessment, releasing Scott on $1,000 bail until March 30, when she is set to return for sentencing.

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