A WOMAN who spat on a police officer was hit with a tag after admitting she felt "terrible" about her behaviour.

On August 29, 2019, police officers on uniformed patrol were called to Georgina Wallace’s address to speak to her about a previous incident that had been reported.

The 51-year-old was taken to London Road police office in relation to another matter.

While cops were speaking to her, Wallace spat on the face of one of the officers.

She was taken to the ground and a spit hood placed over her head.

Wallace was then cautioned and charged.

Her defence brief said: “This is both serious and disgusting offending mitigated only by the fact it was prior to the pandemic, as if such a time exists in human memory.”

The lawyer said his client now realises the officer was “just doing his job”.

Speaking of her record, he added: “There has not been an assault now for a number of years.

“Drink and drugs were an integral part of this lady’s life at one stage but she has weaned herself off.”

The court also heard how Wallace, from Royston, had proactively saved £300 to pay as compensation for the officer.

Sheriff Bernard Ablett said: “In the social work report you are quoted as saying that you feel terrible and embarrassed and you should do so given the disgusting nature of your behaviour.

“It is to your credit that you saved £300.

“This is a serious offence as you intimated yourself to the social worker who prepared the report.

“This is something that should not happen to a police officer who is just doing their job.”

Wallace was order to pay £300 compensation to the police officer.

She was also tagged as a direct alternative to custody for 63 days keeping her at home between 7pm and 7am.