Woman expected to be detained under Mental Health Act after threatening police officers

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

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A woman who threatened two police officers while brandishing a knife is expected to be detained under the Mental Health Act.

Chloe Scott, 21, of Church Row, Bury St Edmunds, had been due to be sentenced today at Ipswich Crown Court.

Judge John Holt told Scott that because he was considering making an order for her detention for treatment and the need to find a facility willing to take her, he was adjourning the hearing until Thursday, February 19.

Scott has pleaded guilty to using threatening words and behaviour in the presence of two police officers in Raingate Street, Bury on September 9 last year.

She also admitted being in possession of a bladed article, a black handled kitchen knife with a five in blade in a public place on the same occasion. In addition, Scott pleaded guilty to using threatening words and behaviour in Bury St Edmunds town centre on December 5 last year.

At an earlier hearing the court was told that Scott was a ‘troubled soul’.

Judge Holt said Scott would be remanded in custody until her sentencing which must take place as soon as possible as keeping her detained in HMP Peterborough was not the proper environment for someone with her mental health issues.