Rude OAP slapped with curfew after driving mobility scooter into police officer and hitting another with bottle

A foul-mouthed pensioner has been given a curfew after running over a policeman with her mobility scooter and hitting another officer with a Coke bottle.

Kathleen Mutton, 69 – who says she doesn’t like men and whose Facebook page includes the message “Whatever doesn’t kill me had better start running” – is said to have lost her temper when a man got into her train carriage.

Magistrates in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, heard how the situation began on October 14 last year on a train from Carlisle to Preston, Lancashire.

Lee Dacre, prosecuting, said: “Already on that train was an off-duty police officer, PC Sarah McArthur.

“She recognised the defendant after dealing with her during her 15 years as a police officer.”

She was sentenced to a 12-week, 7pm-7am curfew and ordered to pay £50 compensation, £85 victim surcharge and £85 court costs
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Mr Dacre said the defendant became increasingly angry after a male passenger boarded the train and she used abusive language towards him.

He told the court how the defendant shouted: “I don’t like males, get off the train.”

He added: “She moved towards the male and was holding the bottle upside down.

“She swung her arm towards the male as if she were to hit him. As she went to swing the bottle, she swung it back but lost her grip.”

The bottle hit PC McArthur, who was standing behind her. After being escorted from the train she was met by another officer, PC David Tortoishell.

Mutton pleaded guilty to one charge of assaulting a police officer and another of assault
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It was while talking to him that Mutton drove her mobility scooter at him.

In defence, Miss Karen Templeton said: “The man on the train, it is no excuse, but she does get quite a lot of abuse from him going through town.”

Of driving into PC Tortoishell, she said: “It was reckless, but it was not intentional.”

Mutton, from Barrow, pleaded guilty to one charge of assaulting a police officer and another of assault.

She was sentenced to a 12-week, 7pm-7am curfew and ordered to pay £50 compensation, £85 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

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