Mum’s suspended sentence for assault on police

A JAIL sentence hangs over a mum after a police officer lost a tooth during a drunken assault.

Chesterfield magistrates heard that two officers were dealing with Kayleigh Reubens in relation to “ongoing enquiries” when her pal, Natasha Manders, intervened.

Manders refused to stay out of the matter and was eventually arrested for being drunk and disorderly, said Helen Griffiths, prosecuting.

“She was shouting and swearing and, during the course of arrest, she swung out her arm and caught Pc Ian Wheelwright in the face, damaging a front upper tooth.”

Manders, 28, of Preston Avenue, Alfreton, apologised, saying that the assault was a result of being in drink. She admitted charges of assault and being drunk and disorderly on September 3.

Presiding magistrate Linda Brooks imposed an eight-week jail term but suspended it for nine months.