POLICE officers were left ‘disturbed and distressed’ after a woman spat in one's face and racially harassed the other, a court has heard.

Ellouise Vine, 31, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday (May 9) for one count each of assault by beating of an emergency worker and using insulting words to cause distress.

The court heard that on September 24 last year, Vine was being arrested in Oswestry Road, Oxford for an unrelated matter when she started complaining that the handcuffs were hurting her.

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A police constable opened the cage to check on Vine but she began ‘shouting and kicking at the cage’ before spitting at the officer.

Spittle landed on her face. Vine then harassed a second police constable, calling him a ‘f****** terrorist’ and to ‘f*** off’.

The court heard she was previously sentenced for battery in 2018.

Defending Vine, her barrister explained the woman had an emotionally unstable personality disorder and pointed out that the offences were almost three years old.

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Sentencing her to a 12-month community order, Judge Hassan Khan said: “I’m very much hoping there is a prospect of rehabilitation in this case.”

He ordered her to complete six months of drug rehabilitation and mental health treatment as well as eight rehabilitation activity days.

Vine, of Lambton Close, Oxford, said: “Thank you, your Honour. You will never see me again.”