Nurse must go on anti-anger course

A PREGNANT nurse who attacked two police officers in her home must go on an anger management programme.

And Vanessa Wade, 35, must also pay £50 compensation to one of the officers and £200 prosecution costs.

She appeared for sentencing at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court yesterday, when she was given a 12-month community order with a supervision requirement.

Under this she must attend an anger management course.

Wade had denied charges of assault, but was convicted of the two assaults by Huddersfield magistrates on November 20.

The case was then adjourned for sentence.

Miss Lesley Rawlins, prosecuting, said Wade had phoned police on July 6, saying her stepfather was stealing her car.

Two police officers went to Wade's house in Stoney Lane, Longwood, and spoke to the stepfather.

Then Pc Helen Mee went in the house to speak to Wade.

Miss Rawlins said: "The officer went in the house and spoke to the defendant, but there was hostility and she became abusive and obstructive.

"She was unwilling to co-operate and became aggressive."

Miss Rawlins said Wade grabbed Pc Mee's arms, spun her round and threw her into the kitchen.

Pc Mee suffered an elbow injury when she banged into a kitchen unit.

When Pc Iain Campbell went to help her Wade hit out at him.

Miss Rawlins said: "It was a glancing blow, but did not cause injury."

Wade is expecting a baby this month and at the time of the incident her son, aged 11, and seven-month-old baby were in the house.

Mr Philip Wilkinson, defending, said Wade had no previous convictions and was on maternity leave.

He added: "At worst it was an impulsive action and it is highly unlikely she will commit further offences."

Magistrate Mrs Eileen Marchant told Wade: "These were serious offences, assaulting two police officers in the execution of their duty."