A LISNASKEA woman lashed out, clenching her fist and kicking at police who tried to arrest her for common assault.
Helen McCahery (37) of Trasna Way in the town appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday where she pleaded guilty to assault on police and common assault.
At approximately 3.30am on Saturday, July 29, police were called to “an ongoing incident” at a house in Trasna Way. When they arrived they heard raised voices from within so went on into the home, where they found a distressed nine-year-old child in the sitting room.
The defendant was sitting on a chair in the kitchen, and there was an ongoing argument between her and a male, who had sustained an injury to his eye which was bleeding. He also had scratch marks on his hands and arm. McCahery had a cut to her wrist, which she said was self-inflicted.
McCahery’s daughter told the police her mother, who had gone upstairs, had been the sole aggressor in the incident.
When police went to arrest the defendant upstairs she clenched her fist and refused to open it.
She threw herself backwards onto a bed and kicked a police officer, who was wearing body armour and was not injured.
When interviewed the next day McCahery said had lashed out during an argument. The man, the injured party, refused to make a statement regarding the incident.
District Judge Nigel Broderick ordered a pre-sentence report, and adjourned the case until December 4.
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