Kirkcaldy woman tried to prevent police arresting ex-partner

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A Kirkcaldy woman who tried to prevent police officers from arresting her former partner has been fined £200.

Lisa Doherty, of Caithness Place, was not in Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court when her case called before Sheriff James Williamson.

Doherty, 33, previously admitted that on July 6 this year at her home address in Caithness Place, she resisted, obstructed and hindered two police constables in the execution of their duty by attempting to prevent them from arresting her then partner by placing her body on top of his and refusing to move when required to do so by the constables and struggling with them.

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The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court that officers had attended at the property to arrest the accused’s partner and that she had refused to allow them to do so and had been lashing out at the officers with her arms and legs. As a result, she was arrested along with her partner.

Doherty's case called before Sheriff Williamson at Kirkcaldy Sheriff CourtDoherty's case called before Sheriff Williamson at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court
Doherty's case called before Sheriff Williamson at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court

Doherty’s defence agent said his client was no longer in a relationship with the man involved in the case and said that she had been demonstrating loyalty to her then partner.

The agent said she had been drinking heavily at the time but that this was no excuse for her actions.

He said: “She was being loyal to this gentleman and as a consequence of this, she was taken into custody.”

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He said that his client is currently unemployed but was receiving Job Seekers Allowance. He added that she now has a new partner.

Sheriff Williamson fined her £200.

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