Officer headbutted by woman she arrested

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A POLICE officer was headbutted by a Sheffield woman arrested after a domestic bust-up.

Sarah Mirfin, of Nethershire Lane, Shiregreen, resisted arrest after police were called to the domestic incident in Dronfield.

Mike Treharne, prosecuting at Chesterfield Magistrates Court, said the 38-year-old ‘kicked out at officers and was extremely abusive’ when officers arrived. He said she was in an ‘agitated’ state when she was taken to a police custody suite.

Mr Treharne said: “She headbutted Michelle Brunt to the right temple, saying ‘I know where you live. I don’t like your face’.

“She made other gratuitous comments of an unpleasant nature.”

Mirfin, who has previous convictions for assault and using threatening behaviour, admitted assaulting a police detention officer and resisting arrest when she appeared in court.

She is to be sentenced next month after probation service reports are carried out.

John Wilford, representing Mirfin, said: “There had been some sort of incident with her partner.

“Police arrived and she was a bit upset with the way they were handling things. Her behaviour deteriorated, she resisted arrest and she was taken to a detention room to await the booking-in process.

“She moved to get up to leave the room, there was a scuffle with custody staff and her head made contact with the complainant.

“She says it wasn’t intentional.

“It was reckless. She is ashamed of her behaviour.”