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Female cop's nose burst by kick in face during Wishaw town centre disturbance

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A police officer had her nose burst when she was kicked on the face during a disturbance in Wishaw town centre.Caitlin Henderson, 22, of Torbothie Road, Shotts, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday.She admitted assaulting a PC to her injury and impairment in Main Street on December 17, 2022.Aga Mathieson, prosecuting, said the officer sustained cartilage damage and lost her sense of smell as a result.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android The PC and several colleagues had been called to a disturbance outside licensed premises around 1am.The fiscal stated: "The accused Henderson kicked out towards police officers as he was being arrested.

She struck [the PC] on the face, bursting her nose."She also tried to headbutt the officer, who was taken to hospital. X-rays revealed cartilage damage.

She lost her sense of smell."She is due to be checked again at the hospital but there is a waiting time of approximately one to two years."The court heard that Henderson, who has no previous convictions, was intoxicated at the time of the assault.Sheriff Colin Dunipace deferred sentence until next month for background reports and an electronic tagging assessment. *Don't miss the latest headlines from around Lanarkshire.

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