Defendant who stormed out of Magistrates' hearing sent to prison

12 October 2017 5:37PM

A DEFENDANT who was removed from court by police after she stormed out of her hearing has been sent to prison.

Louise Chambers of Argyle Street, appeared at Furness Magistrates' Court on October 12 where she pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive words and behaviour with intent on October 11.

The 28-year-old had initially appeared in court to in relation to an incident which occurred at the Dova Unit in Dane Garth, on September 10.

Chambers had already pleaded guilty to threatening medical staff at the facility but put up the hood of her coat mid-hearing as presiding magistrate Gillian Sutton was requesting an adjournment.

The defendant stormed out of the court room saying: "I'm not going to comply, so breach me," before starting to shout and threaten security staff.

Police arrived shortly after to diffuse the situation, before taking Chambers to the station.

She was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison because of the serious nature of the offence, the significant level of violence and threat to public servants in the line of duty.

Chambers must also pay victim surcharge of £115 and court costs of £85.

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