Woman pushed man out of wheelchair and kicked police officer in racist, homophobic rampage
A woman in Scotland appeared in court after pushing a man out of his wheelchair, kicking a police officer and shouting racist, homophobic slurs.
According to The Falkirk Herald, Stacey Love, from Bainsford in Falkirk, Scotland, assaulted the man by shoving him out of his wheelchair and onto the ground at a Tesco supermarket on 1 May.
The 42-year-old then went around the corner and began screaming racist and homophobic slurs while walking down the street.
Once taken to Falkirk police station, Love assaulted a police officer by kicking him in the leg.
She appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday (10 June), having already pleaded guilty to the spree.
The court heard that Love herself had been the victim of an assault on 31 May.
Love’s defence solicitor Stephen Biggam told sheriff Derek Hamilton that his client “apologised” for a background report not being available which would aid sentencing, and said she “appreciates it’s her responsibility”.
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Sheriff Hamilton continued the matter until 8 July while waiting for a report previously ordered, and Love’s bail was continued.
Just last year, a man from neighbouring Clackmannanshire also attended Falkirk Sheriff Court after throwing “one of the worst tantrums” local police had ever dealt with, hurling racist and homophobic abuse in an NHS hospital.
Adam Wilson, 22, was at Forth Valley Royal Hospital for a health problem, and became aggressive after he was told he was being discharged and could follow up with his GP.
When police officers arrived to arrest him in the carpark, he hurled abuse, using homophobic language towards one officer and racist language towards another. He also called them “speccy c***s”.
Wilson pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive behaviour, aggravated by racial, sectarian and homophobic prejudice, and was sentenced to 250 hours of unpaid work, but escaped jail as the “tantrum” was his first offence.
PinkNews has approached Police Scotland for comment.
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