Brighton woman spared prison for attacking police with weapon

Posted On 19 Nov 2020 at 6:01 pm

A Brighton woman has been spared prison for attacking two police officers and ordered to pay them compensation.

Delia Tipping

Delia Tipping, 58, was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for a year at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 18 November).

Tipping, of Thoebald House, in Blackman Street, Brighton, pleaded guilty to attacking PC King and her colleague PC Jennifer Stebbing on Monday 16 March.

She was ordered to pay the officers £100 each in compensation.

The court was told that the reason for imposing a suspended prison sentence was because the offence so serious, involving violence and the use of a weapon on emergency workers.

Tipping was told to sped 12 months under the supervision of probation officers.

She was also ordered to attend up to 20 days of “rehabilitation activity”.

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