A mother-of-two who spat at and assaulted two police officers while being treated at hospital appeared in court.
Sharon Barlow, 23, was charged with two counts of assault following the incident at Dewsbury and District Hospital on December 20, 2014.
Alex Bozman prosecuting said the defendant had been taken to hospital with a male friend after being assaulted.
He said: “Miss Barlow was constantly aggressive towards both PCs and kept shouting at them.
“She was arrested after she tried to discharge herself. PC King initially tried to handcuff her but both officers were forced to take her to the floor. She continued lashing out with her legs at the officers and made attempts to bite PC Makin’s hand”.
The defendant, of Beckett Walk, Dewsbury Moor, pleaded guilty to both charges.
In mitigation, Arfaq Nabi said: “What made her act in the way that she did? A few days before her brother passed away.
“She was grieving at the time. She dealt with it by drinking. She was victim of an assault and had been taken to hospital.
“She makes no bones about what happened and is remorseful”.
Colin Beaumont, chairman of Kirklees Magistrates’ Bench, adjourned the case for probation reports and told the defendant to return on January 23, having granted her unconditional bail.