Waitress slammed for biting cop following ‘ludicrously’ boozy birthday bash

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A waitress was slammed after getting “ludicrously” drunk celebrating her 19th birthday and biting a police officer on the arm, giving him a bloody wound as he arrested her.

Appearing on her 20th birthday at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday, Alicja Kosno represented herself during the hearing, but was criticised by the judge for appearing to "find the whole thing funny".

She was nicked exactly one year before when patrol officers stopped their car in the centre of the Scottish capital where Kosno had been partying for her 19th, reports the Daily Record.

Fiscal depute Gillian Koren said Kosno was “struggling” with her mother and two pals who were trying to get her into the back of a vehicle.

The court heard Kosno’s mum told the officers her daughter had been celebrating her birthday and was “very intoxicated”.

Ms Koren said Kosno “lay on the pavement and appeared to be having trouble breathing” so an ambulance was called.

The prosecutor said Kosno “made a miraculous recovery” 30 seconds before the ambulance arrived and refused to be checked over by medics.

Kosno began kicking out at PC Lewis Hardie, making contact with his legs, and she was arrested at 1.30am.

Ms Koren said Kosno bit PC Hardie on the forearm as officers attempted to handcuff her and “blood was drawn”.

The court was told Kosno was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where she continued “shouting and screaming” at police and hospital staff.

Ms Koren said: “Throughout the hours the accused appeared to find the whole thing extremely funny.”

She added Kosno “laughed in the face of officers when given the chance to apologise”.

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The court heard PC Hardie was given a hepatitis B injection and antibiotics, and suffered side effects from the treatment which caused him to be off sick from work for six days.

During the hearing, Kosno said she accepted “98%” of the Crown’s account, adding: “I got really drunk and can barely remember the night.”

Kosno, of Blackburn, West Lothian, pleaded guilty to kicking and biting PC Hardie and threatening or abusive behaviour.

But she denied the bite could’ve drawn blood, claiming her mother had put a finger in front of her mouth during the incident.

Sheriff McCulloch told her: “You behaviour was outrageous, birthday or not. You were ludicrously drunk.”

The sheriff, who was unimpressed by Kosno's “demeanour” in the dock, ordered a proof of mitigation on the level of injury she inflicted. Sheriff McCulloch said she could call her own witnesses at the hearing next month.

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