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Drunk actress ‘carried on like a pork chop’ and kicked police officer in the face at Sydney pub 


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‘Next time I’ll kill the sl*t’: Aspiring actress’s horrific threat to police outside a notorious Sydney pub after she kicked a female officer in the face

  • Eleanor Gurney-Pigot kicked an officer in the face at a Sydney pub in April 2019
  • The actor was approached by Sergeant Catherine Sadler outside Northies
  • Sgt Sadler said Gurney-Pigot ‘carried on like a pork chop’ and restrained her 

An aspiring actor has been convicted after carrying on ‘like a pork chop’ and kicking a police officer in the face while drunk at a Sydney pub.

Eleanor Gurney-Pigot, 25, was charged with assaulting police causing actual bodily harm and resisting police after kicking Sergeant Catherine Sadler outside Northies, in Cronulla, on April 28, 2019.  

Sutherland Local Court heard Sgt Sadler and her partner Constable Simon Gibbs arrived at the venue after the actress and her boyfriend abused security and refused to leave, The St George Shire Standard reported. 

Sgt Sadler, who was in plain clothes, approached Gurney-Pigot to diffuse the situation but was then assaulted.

Eleanor Gurney-Pigot, 25, was charged with assaulting police causing actual bodily harm and resisting police after kicking Sergeant Catherine Sadler outside Northies, in Cronulla, on April 28, 2019

‘She said ”I don’t give a f**k who you are”. She struck out at me with her left arm to my right shoulder,’ Sgt Sadler told the court.  

Sgt Sadler said she knew she needed to get Gurney-Pigot ‘under control’, telling the actress she was under arrest and not to hit her.  

CCTV of the physical altercation was played in court. The initial assault was obscured by a pillar blocking the camera but Sgt Sadler could be seen swaying before she  grabbed and tackled Gurney-Pigot. 

Gurney-Pigot then kicked Sgt Sadler in the left side of her head. 

Defence solicitor Bruce Fischer argued the ‘unlawful arrest’ led to the assault, adding the officer used ‘excessive force’ when detaining his client. 

In a police interview after the assault, Gurney-Pigot said she should have kicked the officer harder after being advised of Sgt Sadler's injuries. Gurney-Pigot added she would 'kill the s**t' next time

In a police interview after the assault, Gurney-Pigot said she should have kicked the officer harder after being advised of Sgt Sadler’s injuries. Gurney-Pigot added she would ‘kill the s**t’ next time

Mr Fischer argued the first assault alleged by Sgt Saddler did not occur, as his victim was standing on the fence mouthing off. 

Sgt Sadler responded: ‘She was carrying in like a pork chop. There’s no other way of saying it.

Sgt Sadler told the court Gurney-Pigot (pictured) 'was carrying in like a pork chop. There's no other way of saying it'

Sgt Sadler told the court Gurney-Pigot (pictured) ‘was carrying in like a pork chop. There’s no other way of saying it’

‘She’s already hit me once. I wasn’t going to give her another opportunity. I’m not a punching bag.’

In a police interview after the assault, Gurney-Pigot said she should have kicked the officer harder after being advised of Sgt Sadler’s injuries, the court heard.  

Gurney-Pigot added she would ‘kill the s**t’ next time. 

Magistrate Michael Love determined the arrest was ‘appropriate’ to deal with someone who was ‘very intoxicated’.  

Gurney-Pigot was convicted of assaulting police occasioning actual bodily harm, resisting arrest and failure to leave a licensed premises.

Magistrate Love ordered her to pay $1200 and she is required to serve an 18- month Community Corrections Order. 

In 2013, Gurney-Pigot was handed an 18 month good behaviour bond after being found guilty of assaulting and resisting police.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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