Selkirk teenager admits assaulting police and making homophobic remarks

A teenager has admitted struggling violently with police officers and making homophobic remarks to them.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 9:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 9:29 am
Tulley Court in Galashiels.

Amber Lauder, 19, also pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to three charges of police assault and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards officers in Tulley Court in Galashiels on July 28 last year.

In a police van heading towards Hawick police station, she repeatedly kicked a female police constable and bit her, as well as kicking a male officer.

At the Wilton Hill station, Lauder kicked the same female officer to the body and swore at her, then called her a lesbian.

Lauder, of Bleachfield Road in Selkirk, had a difficult upbringing, the court was told, and she was also described as vulnerable.

Sentencing was deferred for three months for good behaviour.