The Very Definition Of Futility

Annabelle Forbes, 21, of Rosemead Hostel, Hastings Road, Southend, assaulted PC Farnsworth and PC Smith in Southend while they were on duty.

She admitted the offences and was sent to prison for eight weeks because magistrates felt she exhibited “disgusting behaviour which involved her spitting at officers”.

The court hear (sic) she had many previous convictions for assaulting police officers and was out on licence at the time.

The name seemed familiar to me, and indeed, in the comments, I was reminded…

Annabelle Forbes, 19, of South Avenue, Southend, was arrested after police found her on their car bonnet damaging the aerial.

Following the incident outside Southend Hospital she was taken to Rayleigh police station, where a female police officer attempted to search her.

During the search on September 12, Forbes pushed the officer to the ground – causing her to break her hand.


The court heard Forbes was already serving suspended sentences for assaults on six other police officers, which have now been implemented.

It seems to be her lifelong ambition.

Steve Taylor, chairman of Essex Police Federation, said he hopes the sentence will act as a deterrent.

How’d that work out, Steve?

4 comments for “The Very Definition Of Futility

  1. Mona
    May 16, 2018 at 10:42 am

    How fascinating , a case for Sigmund Freud, I”m sure a psychiatrist will find this a new condition and call it ” The FORBES Syndrome” and the young lady will become a Celeb as she probably now is in the Lesbian Holding Centres.

  2. opsimath
    May 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Has this wonderful example of modern plod any idea of what ‘deterrent’ means? They are even more stupid than I had previously thought.

    • Errol
      May 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      What can they do about it? Frankly shoot to kill. She’s never going to learn, never going to change and is just a vicious psychotic who’s been getting away with this her entire life. Just execute the lackwit.

    • May 17, 2018 at 2:55 am

      The Plod can only arrest.It is the Courts that have been consistent in its neglect.

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