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Woman accused of trying to throw baby at police

A woman who is alleged to have tried to throw a month-old baby at two police officers is to stand trial next month.

Louise Dixon, 26, denies swinging the child around a room and then trying to throw him at the constables who tried to arrest her.

Dundee Sheriff Court heard that Ms Dixon of Milton Street, Monifieth, faces six offences, including assault and breach of the peace.

They are said to have happened between 6 and 7 May at an address in Dundee.

The court was told that while under the influence of alcohol, Ms Dixon swung the child back and forth violently, then assaulted a man while holding the baby.

It is further claimed she took the child to another address in Dundee while being under the influence of alcohol, medication or controlled drugs.

Not guilty plea

She is also accused of continuing to drink alcohol at the second address, "showing a complete and utter disregard for the baby's safety".

It is then alleged that she tried to throw the baby at two police constables who attempted to arrest her.

Lesley Beats, defending, told Dundee Sheriff Court: "She is maintaining her not guilty plea.

"I have received disclosure from the Crown.

"There are no special defences, no defence witnesses and no evidence can be agreed."

Fiscal depute Douglas Wiseman said: "There are seven Crown witnesses and all are cited. We are ready for trial."

Sheriff Tom Hughes ordered Ms Dixon to stand trial in June.

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