Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

WOMAN, 72, SENT TO JAIL FOR KNIFE CRIME Alex Scapens Charges of Assaulting a Risk to Society Then All Also a Hotspot for Substance ; Pensioner Who Bit and Kicked Police Officers at Bus Station Gets Six Weeks Behind Bars

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

WOMAN, 72, SENT TO JAIL FOR KNIFE CRIME Alex Scapens Charges of Assaulting a Risk to Society Then All Also a Hotspot for Substance ; Pensioner Who Bit and Kicked Police Officers at Bus Station Gets Six Weeks Behind Bars

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APENSIONER has been jailed after she was found with a knife at Stockport bus station and attacked two police officers.

Shirley Casey, 72, was arrested when she bit one officer and kicked another at Daw Bank bus station in the town centre.

She was also found in possession of a craft knife and had threatened one of the officers.

Stockport magistrates sentenced her to six weeks in prison.

She must also pay costs of Pounds 620, as well as a Pounds 520 criminal courts charge.

Casey had admitted possessing a blade in public but she had denied two charges of assaulting a police officer and was found guilty at a previous hearing.

In jailing her, magistrates said Casey, of Rostherne Street, Altrincham, had a long history of offending.

Casey's two victims were a male officer and a female officer from the Greater Manchester Police Stockport response team. …

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