Advert

Woman Jailed For Chasing Officers Who Were Trying To Protect Boyfriend

Published 
| Last updated 

Woman Jailed For Chasing Officers Who Were Trying To Protect Boyfriend

A woman has been jailed after chasing police who were trying to help her boyfriend.

Kirsty Hargreaves, 29, called police in late March this year, claiming that her boyfriend Michael Mowforth had assaulted her. But she later told officers that she had made up the allegation, reports the Mirror.

Mr Mowforth told police that he wanted to end the relationship and they offered to take him back to the pair's address.

When he returned to their home, he informed her that it was over.

Advert

Prosecutor Carmel Pearson said: "She became upset as predicted. There was a bit of a scene in the house where she tried to persuade him to stay."

Photo of Michael and Kirsty
Photo of Michael and Kirsty

Credit: Facebook/Kirstie Lòu Hargreaves

Mr Mowforth then begged police officers to get him away from his girlfriend, and take him to safety. The court heard that as they hurried him into a police car, Hargreaves hopped into her own vehicle and chased after them.

Advert

She weaved in and out of traffic and even crossed white lines to keep up with the West Yorkshire police car as it travelled from Rothwell to Elland Road Police station. Police officers stated that cars in opposite lanes had to swerve out of the way to avoid a collision with Hargreaves.

Kirsty Hargreaves
Kirsty Hargreaves

Credit: Facebook/Kirstie Lòu Hargreaves

As the police vehicle entered the station, Hargreaves rammed into the back of it after following the car through a security barrier.

Advert

It's then understood that Hargreaves jumped out of the car and pushed an officer into a separate barrier while trying to get into the station. The officer said she suffered a chest injury as a result of trying to stop the woman.

Old photo of Kirsty and Michael
Old photo of Kirsty and Michael

Credit: Facebook/Kirstie Lòu Hargreaves

She was eventually subdued and charged with dangerous driving and assaulting a police officer. During the court proceedings, her lawyer, Anthony Sugare, attempted to explain the incident as an act of passion.

Advert

He said: "All she was trying to do was get to her boyfriend and try and persuade him not to leave her. There has been an enormous love - hate relationship between them for a long period of time. I am told they are living apart but are still very close friends."

Ms Hargreaves has been handed a 10-month jail sentence, as well as a driving ban for 18 months. According to the Mirror, Mr Mowforth and Ms Hargreaves have resolved their issues and he is planning on visiting her while she's imprisoned.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Kirstie Lòu Hargreaves

Topics: Police, Love, Assault, Relationship

Stewart Perrie
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Entertainment

Ellen DeGeneres Will End Her Talk Show In 2022

a day ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Police Investigating Madeleine McCann Case Given New Evidence Against Prime Suspect

an hour ago