Drunken rugby policewoman fired for gross misconduct after slapping a man in the face and trying to strangle her brother at her colleague's noisy wedding party
- N.Atasha Haf Jones, 38, had attended an event near Welshpool, Wales, last year
- The North Wales Police Chief Carl Foulkes fired her for gross misconduct
- Jones admitted three frequent attacks on Andrew Reeve and Caroline Roberts
- PC committed 160 hours of unpaid labor, £ 300 compensation and £ 340 expense
A drunken rugby policewoman was fired for gross misconduct after slapping a man in the face and trying to strangle her brother at a colleague's wedding party.
PC Natasha Haf Jones, 38, of the North Wales Police Department, had attended the event at the Garthmyl Hall country house near Welshpool, Wales with her husband last October.
Now her police chief Carl Foulkes has dismissed her after a disciplinary hearing for gross misconduct.
Prosecutor Rhian Jackson had previously told the court in Llandudno how the off duty officer from Dolgellau had ridden with other guests in a bus to the luxury restaurant.
A female police officer was fired for gross misconduct after slapping a man in the face and trying to strangle her brother at a wedding reception at Garthmyl Hall (above) in Wales
“The guests who arrived on the bus from Dolgellau are described as drunk on arrival. The manager states that many of them were drunk and the group was one of the loudest the venue has had in a long time, ”said Ms. Jackson.
The caretaker Andrew Reeve had worked in the bar that evening and learned from a glass collector that two people were fighting, including the policewoman.
Jones had pushed past her brother and Mr. Reeve feared she was going to "go ahead" with someone and put his arms up in a gesture to prevent her from passing him. Ms. Jackson said she responded by slapping him in the face.
She said, "I'm a police sergeant."
The defendant's brother and another woman grabbed Jones and they rolled over on the floor.
Jones was later seen in a corner head in hands and upset. Prosecutors said the police officer "got aggressive and hit her brother and tried to strangle him."
The couple split up and Jones' husband was told she had to leave the venue. However, Jones had called Mr. Reeve a "fat fool" in a corridor.
The prosecutor said Jones went up to him and called for the police to be called.
Reeve states that Natasha Haf Jones jumped right in his face and said, "I'm the fucking police. Let's see what happens when you're here and who you're listening to."
He believes she pounced on him in an unsuccessful attempt to hit him. Jones had also hit her sister-in-law's head against a wall.
When the police were in, Jones asked a pc to "let go of the shit" and not put his hands on her as she was a police sergeant.
The prosecutor added that Mr. Reeve was shocked by the difficulties at the venue and he did not expect it because "there were many police officers at the wedding".
At the Llandudno court pictured above, Jones was ordered to do 160 hours of unpaid work, to pay Mr. Reeve £ 300 in compensation and £ 340 in costs (file photo).
Jones admitted three frequent attacks on Mr Reeve and Caroline Roberts.
Richard Black, who defended himself, said Jones had anxiety and depression. She had previously arrested a man she knew for domestic violence and faced a barrage of personal abuse and threats during the hour-long journey from Dolgellau to Caernarfon.
She says she's a die-hard cop. But for some reason this incident had a massive impact on her, ”said Mr. Black.
She had already suffered from cuts and the lack of officers. This seemed to be the straw that broke the camel's back. & # 39;
She had been a regular drinker and rugby player but had cut down on alcohol. The lawyer said, "This was the first big night" on the whip "."
Mr Black said she was facing the sack after 13 years as a police officer and PCSO. He added, “My client would like to apologize publicly. She made peace with her sister-in-law. «
District Judge Gwyn Jones had said to Jones, “I understand that you have consumed alcohol abundantly and excessively, which has had a significant impact.
"During your experience with the North Wales Police and Dyfed Powys, I would have thought that you should have understood the consequences of too much alcohol."
The judge said, “This is a significant case by grace. They were very respected. & # 39;
Jones was ordered to do 160 hours of unpaid labor, pay £ 300 in compensation to Mr. Reeve, and pay £ 340 in expenses.
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