Posted: Thu 9th Apr 2020

Updated: Thu 9th Apr

Pwllheli woman jailed after she attacked and spat at police officers while claiming to have coronavirus

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2020

A woman who attacked four police officers in Gwynedd has been jailed for six months.

Police were called to a disturbance in Pwllheli on Tuesday afternoon where they attempted to arrest Joelle Martinique Hall.

During the struggle, the 24-year-old bit one officer and assaulted two others by pushing and hitting them, causing minor injuries.

She was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd, where she then assaulted an officer by coughing and spitting at them while claiming to have the coronavirus.

Hall from Pwllheli appeared before magistrates in Mold today where she was charged with eleven offences including assaulting emergency service workers.

The sentence has been welcomed by Mark Armstrong, Chief Inspector for Gwynedd, who said: “Assaulting emergency service workers at anytime is simply not acceptable, as is the disorderly behaviour that this female was responsible for in Pwllheli this past Tuesday afternoon.

“The fact that she has been charged and sentenced on first appearance for eleven separate offences, to six months immediate imprisonment, shows how serious the court has taken these offences against both the community and also the emergency service workers involved, who were simply doing their jobs within the communities they serve.”

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