Teenage child care student spat on police after boozy rant in Barking and Dagenham

The case was heard at Barkingside Magistrates' Court

The case was heard at Barkingside Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

Excessive drinking led a teenage child care student to assault two police officers after a booze-filled rant in which she declared she would give them something to arrest her for, a court heard.

Kisha Muamba spat at two police constables, attempting to bite one of them on the leg, after they restrained her in handcuffs at a house in Barking and Dagenham where she was drinking with friends.

Muamba, 18, pleaded guilty to assaulting PC Lee Slade and PC Anthony Howe, while they were in the execution of their duties, before Magistrate John Quarm at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Police were called by a man claiming three women would not leave his home and, after arriving, were wrongly informed the teenager was carrying a knife by a member of the group of five friends.

On hearing this PC Slade restrained Muamba, of Lawson Close, Ilford, in handcuffs, prompting her to yell a tirade of abuse at the friend then turning on the arresting officer, yelling: “You f***ing pig get these ‘cuffs off me.”

Prosecutor Cindy Fayefunmi said the Hackney College student told officers “If I’m getting arrested I will be getting arrested for something” before turning to spit in the face of PC Slade.

Further restraint led her to try and bite him in the leg but only getting at the mobile phone in his pocket. When being led to the police van she again spat at officers, this time hitting the trouser leg of PC Howe.

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In Muamba’s defence the court heard how she had been drinking heavily with friends on the evening of September 25 and can’t precisely recall events.

She added she had never drunk that much before and is “disgusted” with the way she behaved.

Muamba, who is still carrying out a community order for a previous conviction, was told to carry out an additional three months unpaid work during which time she will be on a curfew and cannot leave home between 7pm and 6am.

She was also ordered to pay £50 compensation to both PCs and a £60 victim surcharge.