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A mum-of-one was described as a ‘wild animal’ by the police officer she attacked while on a Malibu binge.

North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard that police attended Kelly Barlow's address in Reynolds Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, for separate matters before the assault took place.

On their arrival, the 32-year-old was intoxicated after having drunk Malibu, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.

Sara Beddow, prosecuting, said: “She was shouting and being very aggressive with the officers.

"Matters escalated. She was handcuffed and arrested for breaching the peace. She was in her living room.

“Officers took her away from the sofa to create more room. She got both legs out and kicked an officer's groin area and caused him momentary pain.

“In his statement, he said her behaviour was like a wild animal. He describes her being drunk. He has never been assaulted.”

Barlow pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker by beating on December 10.

Magistrates heard she is on Universal Credit and has a carer's allowance for her son.

Antony Cook, mitigating, said: “Her son is a joy for her. Life has dealt her a blow. He is deaf and mute.

"She has carers who come when they can. Whenever there's space or they have the funding, they take him for half a day.

“She doesn't drink habitually. When she has a drink, it gets out of control. She realises there's a problem.

“She was drinking Malibu, control was absent. Her behaviour was out of character. She is not used to coming before the court.”

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Magistrates told her: “You pleaded guilty to this which is a very serious thing we have to consider.

“We have taken into account what we have heard. There's serious elements to this. There was a use of a weapon being your feet kicking the officer.”

Barlow has been handed a conditional discharge for 18 months. She must also pay £50 compensation to the police officer and a victim surcharge of £22.

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