STUDENT'S CITY CENTRE 'PRANK' RESULTS IN £345 BILL
Under the headline - Student jumped on van while 'playing the fool - the Nottingham Post on Saturday 23 December 2017 wrote ...
A Finance student’s night out ended with her jumping on the roof of a council van and kneeing a worker in the groin.
Laura Baksa’s prank got her a dressing down and a £345 bill when she appeared in front of Nottingham magistrates yesterday.
Presiding JP Kim Barlow-Miles told the 19-year-old: “We are not impressed by this behaviour in any way, shape or form.”
The court heard that a city council van was in Clumber Street as community protection officers made checks on taxis on 6 December.
The University of Nottingham student began to run towards the vehicle at 2.20 am.
Christine Ofosu-Ampadu, prosecuting, said: “The van was still moving and she jumped on the bonnet and on to the roof. The vehicle was stopped and the defendant was detained. She tried to walk away and was told she was under arrest and had to wait for the police.
”She started to pull away and flail about violently. One of her knees struck the officer’s groin.”
Baksa, who gave her address as Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, must pay £100 compensation to the officer, £50 for van repairs, and an £80 fine, prosecuting costs of £85 and a £30 government surcharge. She pleaded guilty to assaulting a community protection officer in the execution of his duty and causing criminal damage.
Chris Wall, in mitigation, said: ”There was no real reason why she did this. She was messing about, playing the fool. Subsequently she had come to bitterly regret her actions.”