A WOMAN said to suffer from "crippling anxiety" stripped naked and touched herself at her house window.

Susanne Higgins, 40, then spat on a police officer when she was arrested for the offence on August 23 last year.

The accused was handed a Structured Deferred Sentence (SDS) for those crimes in June, but found herself back in the dock this week for two outbursts last Christmas.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Higgins pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing and making offensive remarks towards a couple on the footpath near Kirknewton Street on December 5, 2017. She also admitting targeting the same man and woman two days later outside Tesco in Shettleston.

In defence, her lawyer stated: "She is a woman who suffers from crippling anxiety."

The defence agent highlighted that Higgins was now getting the support she needs from the SDS. She has also been earmarked for the Tomorrow`s Women project – which aims to reduce reoffending and bring about behavioural change.

Sheriff Lindsay Wood enquired how the accused's supervision was progressing.

Higgins stated: "I'm doing one-to-one."

Sheriff Wood replied: "That might be better for you."

The accused's Structured Deferred Sentence was allowed to continue.

Sheriff Wood added: "It's important that you apply yourself."

Higgins, of Budhill Avenue, will return to court for a review on December 17.