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Female sergeant fined after headbutting a male colleague in the face on a drunken day out


A FEMALE sergeant headbutted a male colleague in the face on a drunken day out.

Michelle Cook, 33, hit out after she was accused of pushing another colleague down the stairs.

There was a thud when Sgt Cook butted Gunner Jermaine Gemmoth, while holding her drink, a court martial heard.

Sgt Cook admitted she had drunk a “significant amount” at Catterick racecourse last July.

The soldier, who is based at the Armour Centre in Bovington Camp, Dorset, said the butt was “done in the heat of the moment”.

A judge warned 'Sergeants do not behave like this' and blasted her 'disorderly and unpleasant' outburst which senior soldiers like her are meant to prevent.

In a statement, the single soldier said: "I drank a significant amount of alcohol.

"During the meeting I accidentally collided with someone and [Gnr Gemmoth] accused me of knocking him over.

"The headbutt was done in the heat of the moment.

"I accept that it was misconduct."

David Richards, defending, said: "She has been described as very hard-working and compassionate, caring and respected.

"There's no indication that this was the sort of thing that happens regularly, this was a one-off occasion where she let herself down."

She was fined £2,000 after admitting misconduct at Bulford military court, Wilts.

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