Woman admits biting police officer

A woman from Douglas will be sentenced next month after assaulting two police officers within a fortnight. 

25-year-old Sarah Anne Marsden, of Derby Square, was arrested in Onchan on May 29th. 

A concerned member of the public had called police after seeing her staggering down Haig Crescent - when police arrived they found Marsden intoxicated.

After trying unsuccessfully to find her somewhere to stay for the night Marsden became aggressive and started shouting and swearing - going on to spit at one of the officers. 

11 days later, police were called to Marsden's apartment block just before 6am - they were told Marsden had smashed the fire alarm panel which had sounded the alarm. 

Officers located her, once again intoxicated, in her flat - due to her 'erratic' behaviour she was arrested; Marsden punched and kicked the officers biting a policewoman on the hand. 

At Douglas Courthouse on Tuesday Marsden admitted damaging property, being drunk and disorderly and assaulting two police officers. 

A social enquiry report was requested before Marsden is sentenced on July 24th - she's been bailed until that date.

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