'˜It's the lowest of the low', admits yob who spat at cop after drunken night out in South Shields

A drunken yob who spat at a police officer after being arrested while out toasting the birthday of her late father branded herself the '˜lowest of the '˜low' after admitting her crimes.

Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 5:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 8:36 am

Toni Pandeles, of Dean Road, South Shields, had enjoyed a boozy session to mark her dad’s milestone 50th birthday on Saturday, July 30 when troubled flared outside a South Shields night spot.

Police were alerted to a disturbance involving a group of men and women outside Buzzers Sports Bar, in Victoria Road, South Shields, and found Pandeles in a drunken state.

While other revellers responded to a request to disperse, the 27-year-old hurled a volley of foul-mouthed abuse at cops.

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She was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and taken to South Shields Police Station after failing to heed warnings to curb her behaviour - but in custody she spat at a police officer, hitting him in the trousers.

Pandeles admitted being drunk and disorderly and assaulting a police sergeant at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Rebecca Laverick, prosecuting, said: “During interview she said she said what she did was the lowest of the low.”

Christopher Brown, defending, added; “She accepts her behaviour was utterly deplorable.”

Pandeleswas given a community order with 80 hours unpaid work and must pay compensation of £50.