Woman jailed for disorderly behaviour

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A woman who flicked blood at people after cutting her hand has been jailed for four months.

Sheree Elizabeth Ann Murphy, of Linenhall Street, Limavady, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour, assaulting police and criminal damage.

The charges relate to two separate incidents on March 29.

Derry Magistrates Court heard police were in Collon Lane and saw the 26-year-old shouting abuse at a teenage boy.

She was being ‘aggressive’ and told the boy ‘I am going to get you. Go f*** yourself you are f****** scum’.

Later the same day, members of the public reported to police that a woman was ‘swearing at them and flicking blood at them’.

Officers approached Murphy and she became abusive.

She had sustained a small cut to her and refused medical treatment. The 26-year-old then pushed an officer to the chest and ran into a police vehicle, causing damage to it.

Defence counsel Nicki Rountree told the court her client ‘hasn’t had much luck in life’ and has difficulties with addiction.

The barrister also told the court Murphy has suffered a lot of tragedy recently and is ‘suffering from a complex form of bereavement’.

She said the 26-year-old is in a ‘very vulnerable place’ and realises she has pushed the court’s patience to the ‘absolute limit’.