Woman who spat in people's faces given suspended jail term
A WOMAN who launched unprovoked attacks on passersby by in Nottingham has been handed a 15-week suspended prison sentence.
Angela Shand, 40, of Basford, spat at a police officer and members of the public and was abusive to shop staff.
In one incident at about 9pm on August 21 police officers dealing with a road accident in Mansfield Road were alerted to Shand's behaviour by passers by and a shopkeeper, close to the Huntingdon Road junction.
Shand approached a woman in a bus shelter and started to verbally abuse her. She then spat in her face.
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When her behaviour was challenged by another woman, Shand then pushed her in the chest.
The unprovoked attack lead to Shand's arrest, during which she again spat in the direction of the two women and at one of the officers arresting her.
While waiting to be sentenced she was arrested again on August 25 outside Asda in Hyson Green, for another unprovoked assault on a man.
Officers have also been called to deal with incidents involving her being abusive to staff and customers of the Debenhams store in Long Row.
And on September 25, Shand was arrested for damaging a car windscreen wiper on North Sherwood Street in another unprovoked attack.
She appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on January 17 and admitted three counts of assault, one count of assault on a police officer and one count of criminal damage.
She was given a 15-week prison sentence, suspended for one year, and was ordered to pay a total of £350 in compensation to the victims of her crimes.
Shand was also issued with a two year Anti Social Behaviour Order upon conviction (CRASBO) meaning she cannot carry open containers of alcohol in the city, must stay away from Debenhams and the Cannon Court alley way, unless for a pre-arranged appointment with the Johnson Partnership Solicitors.
She is also banned from Nottingham Magistrates' Court unless she has a pre-arranged appointment or is visiting the Bridewell Police Station.