Woman jailed after violent outburst toward police officer in rural East Northants village

She assaulted a police officer after breaking a restraining order

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 6:59 am
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A woman has been sent to jail for three months after she breached a restraining order twice in two days, then assaulted the police officer who turned up to arrest her.

Tara Montgomery, 22, was banned by a previous court from visiting an address in Easton-On-The-Hill, East Northants. The restraining order stops her from visiting the address of a man who lives there following her previous conviction against him,

But on December 21, 2020, she turned up at the address, breaching the order, and proceeded to assault the victim from who she was banned from seeing.

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Then the following day she came back to the village again and this time she assaulted PC Vince Bangs, who had been sent out to the scene.

Montgomery, who now lives in Penine Way, Gunthrope, Peterborough, has previous convictions for assaulting a police officer, criminal damage, shoplifting and failing to appear before the court.

Although magistrates sitting in Northampton on February 8 took her guilty plea into account, her record of previous offending landed her with a 12-week jail term. She was also ordered to pay PC Bangs compensation of £200.

Separate charges of damaging a cell, breaking the PC's glasses and assault were dismissed by the court.