When they arrived, police were verbally abused and threatened with being deliberately exposed to coronavirus by two women, Bayleigh Meadows and Millie Robinson, both 21.
Police were called to a house on Edgeland Terrace in Eastbourne, East Sussex at around 9.45pm on Wednesday, April 8 after reports of a gathering in breach of the government’s Covid-19 restrictions.
Millie Robinson and Bayleigh Meadows, both 21, were arrested when police arrived to shut down an illegal lockdown house party at an address in Eastbourne, East Sussex in April
Robinson reportedly told one of the officers: “I have got corona, watch out.”
A judge has jailed two women for attacking police officers trying to break up an illegal house party during the coronavirus lockdown.
She then hit one of the officers around the head with a metal toilet roll holder, leaving them needing to be rushed to hospital.
After entering the house, police say they tried to get the pair to break up the party, but both continued to behave aggressively, threatening to assault the officers.
In a statement, Sussex Police said: “As officers tried to restrain Robinson, she kicked out multiple times, making contact with an officer’s chest and upper legs.
Police say the party took place at Robinson’s address.
Additional officers arrived and helped arrest the two women.
“Moments later, one of the officers restraining Robinson was hit around the head with a metal toilet roll holder by Meadows, causing an injury that required hospital treatment.”
On June 12, she was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.
Robinson, 21, unemployed, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting an emergency worker when she appeared at Lewes Crown Court on May 11.
Meadows, 21, unemployed, of Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm when she appeared at court on May 11.
She was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment on June 12.
Investigating officer PC Carl Smith said: “The verbal and physical abuse our officers were faced with in this situation was absolutely disgraceful.
“This happened during the height of the coronavirus lockdown period when officers were continuing to do their job in challenging circumstances, focusing on talking to people and explaining the regulations in order for people to keep themselves safe.