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Clitheroe beggar told police officers she was ‘glad PC Bone was killed’
6:00pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
A 48-YEAR-OLD woman begging in Clitheroe town centre on Saturday was abusive to passers-by who refused to give her money.
Blackburn magistrates heard Fidelma Dorian allegedly pushed one elderly lady into the road. And when police arrived, she told officers: “I’m glad Fiona Bone was killed”, referring to one of the police women recently shot dead in Manchester.
Dorian, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour. She was given a conditional discharge for six months.
Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said police were made aware of her behaviour at about 3pm on Saturday. “When the police arrived it was clear she had been drinking,” said Miss Allan. “She raised her voice and, when police told her to leave the town centre, she said they didn’t have the authority to make that request. She called the officer a “fat, English, pig b*****d.”
Scott Parker, defending, said Dorian accepted she was asking the public for spare change, but did not accept she pushed anyone. “She wasn’t particularly drunk, but she had consumed some alcohol,” said Mr Parker. “The officer grabbed hold of her in a fairly aggressive manner, pushing her into a doorway. She apologises, through me, for what happened and, hopefully, these circumstances won’t arise again.”