Woman arrested after allegedly racially abusing taxi driver and spitting on a police officer


A woman has been arrested after allegedly racially abusing a taxi driver and spitting on a police officer in Wolverhampton, West Midlands Police have confirmed.

The 19-year-old was detained after the drama unfolded in Brantley Avenue, Wolverhampton, at around 12.30am on Tuesday, 16 June.

The Police said the unnamed woman also damaged a police vehicle and was taken to the station cells to 'sober up'.

Chief Inspector Hasson Shigdar said the police force 'does not tolerate this intolerance'.

He said: "A 19-year-old female was arrested in early hours for racially abusing a taxi driver. Upon arrest she spat on a police officer then damaged a police vehicle.

"She is in custody 'sobering up', and will be spoken to later today. We do not tolerate this intolerance in Wolverhampton."

A spokesman for the force added: "A 19-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated fear of violence, racially aggravated assault and assaulting a constable on Brantley Avenue, Wolverhampton at 12.30am today (June 16), and remains in police custody."


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