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A couple who attacked a police officer after trapping him in their home for 20 minutes have been jailed for a total of three years.
Paula Davidson locked Sergeant William Ross in her house when he arrived to try and arrest her partner Darren McDonald.
Officer - Couple - Home - Auchterarder - Perthshire
She repeatedly kicked and punched the officer at the couple’s home in Auchterarder, Perthshire, on 16 January.
Davidson, 30, spat on Sgt Ross and tried to bite him while McDonald, 29, also laid into the officer by kicking him.
Officer - Couple - Home - Strathallan - Way
The officer arrived at the couple’s home in Strathallan Way after receiving reports that someone had entered the property shouting threats earlier in the day, Perth Sheriff Court heard.
The front door was boarded up, so the officer went to the rear of the property, where he encountered McDonald.
McDonald - Incident - Officers - Davidson - Door
McDonald let him in to discuss the earlier incident, but when two more officers arrived Davidson locked the door to stop them entering.
Fiscal depute John Malpass said: 'Constables [Jamie] Arthur and [Christopher] Smith arrived to assist and attempted to enter the property, but the accused reacted to this and locked the back door of the property, preventing the officers from entering and Sergeant Ross from leaving.
Ross - Health - Safety
'Sergeant Ross became increasingly concerned for his personal health and safety as both the accused were behaving aggressively towards him.'
The officer managed to persuade Davidson to unlock the door after about 20 minutes.
Handcuff - McDonald - Effort
But when he then placed a handcuff on McDonald she started pushing and pulling him in an effort to prise them apart.
'McDonald then began to struggle, tensing his arms and lashing out,' Mr Malpass said. 'He then aimed a kick at his body, but this officer managed to clench his legs together and swivel to the side.'
Court - PC - Ross - Officers
The court heard PC Ross then let the other two officers...
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