Woman jailed for spitting at rail staff - Peterborough
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A 31-year-old woman has been jailed for four months after she repeatedly spat at rail staff at Peterborough station.
Trinity Sanders, of Corn Mill Close, Wellingborough, pleaded guilty to two counts of Common Assault by beating and one count of Common Assault.
She was sentenced by Peterborough Magistrates' court on Thursday 6 July to 16 weeks in prison.
The court heard how, just two days earlier on Tuesday 4 July, Sanders had attempted to board a train but the doors were locked. She was asked to move away from the doors by staff but ignored their requests.
A member of staff then needed to move Sanders away from the train for their safety. Sanders spat at the member of staff and threatened them – and due to the proximity to the fast moving train and tracks, staff attempted to restrain Sanders for her own safety until police arrived.
While being restrained she continued to spit at them and repeatedly kneed one worker in the ribs.
Investigating officer PC Sloan said: "Sanders subjected multiple members of rail staff to a frankly vile level of violence simply for trying to do their jobs, and behaviour like this will not be tolerated by British Transport Police.
"I am extremely grateful to the rail staff who assisted in detaining Sanders, despite the potential danger they faced. It was far beyond the expectations of their roles but their determination and the court has resulted in Sanders receiving an appropriate sentence at court."