Derbyshire mum arrested after accused of being a 'bad mother'

A Derbyshire mum got herself arrested following a New Year’s Day family row where she was accused of being a ‘bad mother’.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 4:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:40 am

Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court was told on Monday, January 27, that Georgina Wilkinson, 29, was arrested after police were called to Sheldon Road, Buxton, in the early hours of January 1.

Wilkinson was asked by officers to calm down and go and sit in the back of a police vehicle, and then became hysterical.

Prosecuting, Robert Carr said: “She was very drunk and started to shout and swear at the officers.She had refused to get into the back of the police vehicle and had then placed her hands and feet between the side of the cage and its door to prevent officers from closing it.

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Georgina Wilkinson was arrested after a family member told her she was a bad mother

“While in the vehicle, she had asked for her handcuffs to be removed, which police did - and she then produced a pen and started to harm herself with it.”

The 29-year-old, of Milnbank Avenue, Fairfield, Buxton, admitted obstructing a police officer when he appeared before the court.

Mitigating, Steve Brint said: “This was a family fallout - she had gone out to a family do and a family member had told her she was not fit to look after her child, which had upset her.

“She recently lost her partner and has a child who is now three and she looks after that child alone now and works part-time.”

Wilkinson was fined £90 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.