Jade Jagger fined £1,215 after scratching a police officer in Ibiza

Jade Jagger accepted she was guilty of assaulting a police officer - GTres / SplashNews.com

Jade Jagger accepted she was guilty of assaulting a police officer – GTres / SplashNews.com

Jade Jagger has been fined by a Spanish court after she was convicted of resisting authorities and causing a minor injury to a police officer during an altercation in an Ibiza restaurant.

Mick Jagger’s 51-year-old daughter was arrested along with her boyfriend, Anthony Hinkson, on Wednesday night after police were called to La Oliva restaurant in Ibiza’s old town because a man was “making trouble”.

Ms Jagger’s companion attacked police before being arrested, while Ms Jagger followed the officers outside and attempted to assault them, scratching and insulting a policewoman.

Ms Jagger accepted she was guilty of assaulting a police officer causing injury, for which she was ordered to pay a fine of €1,400 (£1,215), as well as €800 in compensation to the police officer.

According to the local newspaper Diario de Mallorca, a police officer suffered a sprained ankle as a result of Ms Jagger’s attack. It is unclear if this was proven in court.

Mr Hinkson, a Barbadian businessman, was found guilty of assaulting the police and handed a four-month prison term. Customarily, prison sentences of less than two years are suspended in Spain if it is a first-time offence.

The couple spent around 36 hours in jail before appearing in court on Friday morning.

Restaurant staff reported agressive customer

At about 9pm on Wednesday management from La Oliva restaurant had called the police to report that Mr Hinkson was behaving erratically and being aggressive with staff and customers.

According to reports, at one point Mr Hinkson left the restaurant to buy a dress from a shop nearby and offered it as a present to one of the waitresses.

When officers arrived, he reportedly swore at them and said they were arresting him because of his race. A video that apparently captured the incident showed four police officers restraining a man on the ground.

“At that moment, Jade Jagger came out of the restaurant to defend the man, lashing out at the officers and assaulting, scratching and insulting a policewoman,” according to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Witnesses said that Ms Jagger told police: “You are only arresting him because he is black.” When she was warned to calm down, Ms Jagger reportedly responded by attempting to push and shove a police officer.

The jewellery designer, the daughter of the Rolling Stones frontman, Sir Mick, and Bianca Jagger, left the Ibiza courthouse by a side exit on Friday afternoon. Wearing black clothes and dark glasses, she made no comment to a group of journalists awaiting her appearance and was driven away in a vehicle with tinted windows.

Ms Jagger has had a home in the Balearic islands since the early 1990s, first living on Ibiza before moving to the tiny neighbouring island of Formentera.

Union seeks private prosecution

Before the case was heard on Friday, a union representing members of Spain’s National Police force announced that it would pursue a private prosecution of the couple alongside the public prosecutor.

The SUP union said in a statement that it would be seeking to “bring the full force of the law” down on the pair if it was proved they committed the offences that led to their arrest.

“We are tired of seeing how assaults on police go practically unpunished and we are determined to make sure people who attack police officers do not get off practically scot-free,” the SUP said.

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