Woman bit, slapped, and head-butted officers breaking up lockdown party


A woman who bit, slapped and head-butted police officers at a lockdown house party has been jailed.

Nerys Williams, 32, was drinking with about 30 other people when police were called to her family home.

Officers tried to get Williams to leave the party but she refused and they attempted to arrest her.

A court heard Williams then launched an attack on the officers, leaving PC Jamie Aston with a gruesome bite mark on his arm.

PC Aston had to be treated in hospital after Williams sank her teeth into his skin at the house in Bethesda, Gwynedd, north Wales.

Prosecutor James Neary said back-up was called to the serious ‘Red One’ incident.

Llandudno magistrates court heard Williams also head-butted and slapped PC Megan Roberts and kicked PCSO Leon Portillo.

Support worker Williams, of Bethesda, admitted three charges of assaulting an emergency worker.

The court heard she had been ‘out of control’ during the party in her dad’s house.

Defending, Carla Forfar, said Williams suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder following a ‘very, very abusive relationship in her past.’

District Judge Gwyn Jones jailed her for one year and ordered her to pay a £128 surcharge.

Inspector Jon Aspinall, of North Wales Police, said: ‘Especially at a time when gatherings like this are prohibited, it is very disappointing that my officers are subjected to physical violence whilst trying to keep our community safe.

‘This sentence sends a clear message that assaults on key workers will not be tolerated.’