Woman admits harassing police officer
Harassing a police officer and his family means a woman with a "fascination" in the force can't go near his home and will be under curfew on Saturday nights.
Kay Mathias, 38, from Everside Close, Cam, admitted harassing a family which cannot be identified, over a seven month period at a previous hearing.
On Wednesday she was told to stay indoors on Saturday nights and stay away from the family for two years.
"This lady has a fascination with the police," said District Judge Joti Bopa-Rai, at Cheltenham Magistrates Court.
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"These events were quite distressing, especially for the older members of the family."
At the earlier hearing, the court was told Mathias walked in a group past the family's home, shouting and swearing.
She admitted a charge of harassment without violence.
The court heard the former teacher is in regular work on split night shifts, and saw positive reports from her mental health worker and a psychiatrist.
And a testimonial from the musical director of a band she plays in was handed to the judge.
Leo Goatley, defending, said his client played with the Liverpool Symphonic Orchestra while at university.
"She is a quite a talented woman," said Judge Bopa-Rai.
Mr Goatley asked for any curfew to allow for a concert performance, to which she agreed.
"I'm not going to deprive other people of the talent you have and I will extend your curfew to midnight on that night."
She was sentenced to a 10pm to 6am curfew on Saturday nights - the only night she does not work - for 16 weeks.
A restraining order was imposed for two years and she must not go to the road the family lives in, near Stroud, for two years.
And she must pay £300 compensation, and £100 costs.