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Saturday 14 August 2010 in News
A PSYCHIC who admitted being drunk in charge of a child before spitting and kicking at a police officer has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.
Julie Angel Guest, of Old Wyche Road, Malvern, was found not guilty of wilfully exposing a child to harm or injury in relation to an incident in June last year.
The 37-year-old was found guilty of resisting arrest during the same incident when she appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court yesterday.
Your Worcester News previously reported how a police officer removed a child from Guest after she fell off a bed while holding the youngster. Guest was arrested by PC Matthew Digger after she got into a “violent struggle” when trying to get past the officer.
Mark Johnson, prosecuting, alleged Guest had been drinking alcohol after “falling off the wagon” but magistrates said there was no evidence of alcohol consumption and the child was not at risk of significant harm. They concluded she was suffering from the side effects of prescribed anti-depressants and migraine tablets.
Guest, who has appeared on a number of TV shows as a psychic medium, had previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer after being found drunk in charge of a child. On Saturday, October 9, last year Guest was seen pushing a pram alongside the A449 in Malvern.
Officers arrived and arrested Guest for being drunk in charge of a child but she became aggressive and said: “I’m going to kick off in a minute.”
Guest then kicked the officer in the shin and spat in his face.
She admitted drinking a large glass of wine which she said had reacted badly with the prescription drugs she was taking.
The court heard how she had a previous conviction for being drunk in charge of a child and assaulting two paramedics.
Following a pre-sentence report Guest was given a total of 100 hours’ unpaid work and must complete 12 months supervision with the Probation Service.
She was also ordered to pay £385 in costs and £50 compensation to the injured police officer.