A WOMAN assaulted a police officer as she was being restrained and searched, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Katrina Anne Clarke, 24, was making a nuisance of herself at the home of a man, said Karen Mann, prosecuting.

Miss Mann said: "She was unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. She was shouting and swearing.

"As she was being restrained, she threw her head back and it connected with the forehead of WPC Rachel Burrows.

"Miss Clarke carried on being very abusive and she was searched for drugs.

"She kicked WPC Burrows on the leg as the officer went through the turn-ups of her jeans. Miss Clarke acted recklessly."

Clarke, who admitted assaulting a police officer, was ordered to undergo six months of supervision by the Probation Service and to attend six sessions of a group for women offenders.

She was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge.