Dog attempted to bite police officers who wanted to speak to ‘thirsty’ woman about theft of soft drink

Ballymena Court

A DOG attempted to bite police who went to speak to a “thirsty” woman about the theft of bottles of soft drink from a shop, Ballymena Magistrates Court was told.

Kerrie McCullough (26), formerly of Spence Crescent in Cullybackey but now with an address listed as Toome Road in Ballymena, was in court for sentencing on charges of theft, disorderly behaviour and assaulting a police officer in the execution of her duty in September last year.

A prosecutor said the defendant took three bottles of soft drinks worth £6 and when police went to her address she said: “Get to F–k”.

When police again approached she was outside with a “large dog” and when she went to go inside and tried to close a door the dog attempted to bite police.

The defendant told police her “twin sister” could provide an alibi for her but the court heard she doesn’t have a twin sister.

Defence barrister Stephen Law said the theft happened because the defendant had no money and was “thirsty”.

The court heard the defendant was deemed unsuitable for Community Service or Probation and she was given a three months jail term, suspended for a year.

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