A young woman who punched a policeman was spared jail because she had bought him a box of chocolates to apologise.
Kylie Fisk, 20, lashed out as officers tried to break up a brawl she was involved in outside her home. She screamed abuse, kicked a police car and punched Sergeant Alistair Livingstone in the mouth, leaving him with five deep scratch marks.
But she was shown mercy by District Judge David Copper after he was told she bought the officer a £3.10 box of Nestle chocolates in an attempt to say sorry.
The judge, sitting at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, told Fisk: ‘That is a very sweet gesture. I have never heard of that happening before.
‘I have to consider compensation. You bought the police officer a box of chocolates, that is nice. You just go and give him that.’
But he added: ‘You have committed a very serious offence. It must never happen again or you will go to prison.’
I can only imagine that the sentencing guidelines recommend a list of chocolates to relate to the nature of the offence.
Milk Tray for assault.
Black Magic for burglary.
What could a luxury Belgian brand get you off with ?
You’d have thought the officer was worth at least a bottle of 12 year old single malt.
I wonder what she would have got if she had assaulted a Judge or a Magistrate ?