Carronshore mum attacked woman (74), bit police and threw urine soaked trousers at them
A mum went on a drunken rampage in an attempt to see her son and proceeded to assault her 74-year-old neighbour, bite police and soak her trousers in urine in her police cell and throw them at an officer.
Carly Falconer (31) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, having had pleaded guilty to the assaults she committed on the elderly woman in Skaithmuir Crescent, Carronshore and on police officers in Grahams Road and Falkirk Police Station on March 3 last year.
Heather Galbraith, procurator fiscal depute said: “The accused attended at her neighbour’s house where her son was. Due to an earlier incident her son did not wish to see her.
"Her neighbour was standing in front of the accused’s eight-year-old son, who was sitting on the stairs in the house. The accused was intoxicated and upset. She was flailing her arms and fists trying to hit the 74-year-old woman.
"The accused then grabbed hold of the woman’s hair and pulled her about. She also pushed her with force which resulted in the woman’s head hitting the stair post. At some stage during the struggle the accused also had the woman in a headlock.
"The woman ended up falling over onto the floor and banging her head again. She was left with swelling to her head and neck, bruising to her arms, forearms and wrists and severe bruising to her thigh and knee.”
Members of the public witnessed the incident and police were called.
"Police attended to speak to the accused,” said the procurator fiscal depute. “But she didn’t co-operate and was arrested. She then became violent and attempted to bit an officer’s arm.
"She managed to bite his wrist, but there was no injury. She lashed out at another officer and bit her leg.”
While Falconer was within her police cell she was seen to remove her trousers and then soak them in the urine filled toilet that had not been flushed.
She then damaged the cell camera so officers would come into the cell.
When the door opened she threw the trousers at a police officer, hitting her in the face.
Defence solicitor Stephen Biggam said: “She accepts it was shameful behaviour for someone with an alcohol addiction. Things have gone beyond her control. Today is her one year anniversary for not consuming alcohol.”
The court heard Falconer’s son was now living with his father and she had no contact with him.
Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “There is no doubt at all you were likely to go to prison for this. Your behaviour ranged from the appalling to the disgusting. However, you do have undergone a metamorphosis.”
He placed Falconer on a supervised community payback order for two years with the condition she complete 80 hours unpaid work within 12 months and attend alcohol services.
She was also made subject to a restriction of liberty order meaning she must remain in her 71 Skaithmuir Crescent, Carronshore home between 7pm and 6am for the next six months.
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