A woman who admitted having a stick with scissors tied to it has been sentenced for attempted robbery and attacking police.

Kirsty Louise Piper, of Bateson Drive, Watford, appeared in Northampton Crown Court yesterday (April 20) for sentencing after admitting to the attempted robbery of Ambush Street Mini Market in Northampton on October 20, last year.

Two days later (October 22), she assaulted a police officer by beating him them and had a blade in public in Harvey Reeves Road, about a 10-minute walk from the store.

According to court documents, the blade was two pairs of scissors and a stick upon which a pair of scissors had been tied around making it bladed/sharply pointed. She also admitted to possession of an offensive weapon in public.

She will have to undertake up to 25 days of community service, treatment for drug dependence, and mental health treatment.

She was also ordered to pay a £114 victim services surcharge.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to four charges during a court appearance on December 15, 2022.