Woman admits to attacking police officer while drunk

Joanna Williams of Scotland, was fined €800 and handed a conditional discharge for assaulting the officer at a hotel in St Julian's on Thursday

The woman told the court that she had been under the effects of alcohol at the time of the assault
The woman told the court that she had been under the effects of alcohol at the time of the assault

A 36-year-old woman holidaying in Malta was discharged on the condition that she does not commit a crime for 12 months after she pleaded guilty to having attacked a police officer at a hotel in St Julian’s on Thursday night.

Joanna Williams, who comes from Scotland, was also fined €800 and ordered not to approach the hotel throughout the remainder of her stay.

Legal aid lawyer Noel Bartolo explained to Magistrate Gabriella Vella that the incident had occurred while his client was drunk after a night out.

“She was drunk and she went to the hotel because her friends were there. She is really sorry and meant no disrespect and only attacked the police officer because she was drunk. I therefore ask for the minimum sentence,” Dr Bartolo said.

The court imposed the fine and the conditional discharge in view of her guilty plea.

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