A KIDDERMINSTER woman has been banned from drinking booze after assaulting two police officers.

Leah Jackson, of Gould Avenue East, was also charged with carrying a kitchen knife in a public place without good reason or lawful authority.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker, and one count of possessing a knife blade/ sharp pointed article in a public place on Saturday, July 22.

The 23-year-old, who also breached a criminal behaviour order, was sentenced when she appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (August 1).

The defendant was handed a 26-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

She was ordered to abstain from drinking any alcohol for 90 days and will have a sobriety tag fitted.

Courts in England have been able to impose Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirements (AAMRs) Since March 2021.

According to the government's website, if drinking was a factor in an offender’s crime, AAMRs ban them from drinking alcohol for up to 120 days. They must also wear an alcohol monitoring tag.

The tag takes a sample of the wearer’s sweat every 30 minutes, providing a continuous record of whether the offender has been drinking. If the tag detects alcohol or is tampered with, an alert is sent to the Probation Service.

In the event of non-compliance, the Probation Service decides whether a case should be brought back to the court, with a full and detailed report of all alleged breaches. The probation report helps the court to decide on further sentencing.

If an offender breaks their alcohol ban, they can face a return to court or prison sentence.

Jackson was also ordered to pay the victims £100 in compensation, costs of £100, and a £154 surcharge. 

Jackson's guilty pleas were taken into consideration when she was sentenced.