A ROSYTH woman found lying unconscious in the street tried to bite one of the officers who went to her assistance.

Lauren Ritchie also spat at another officer.

A taxi driver had contacted the police after Ritchie had been seen lying on the ground after apparently bumping her head.

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court, Ritchie, 29, of Newton Place, admitted that on December 1, at Craig Street, Rosyth, she assaulted a police constable by attempting to bite him on the body.

She also admitted she assaulted another officer by spitting at him.

Ritchie further admitted that at Dunfermline police station, she acted in a racially-aggravated manner by making racially-offensive remarks to an officer.

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison said his client was “rightly embarrassed by her conduct”.

He added: “She recognises that the offences are disgusting. She had been drinking to excess at a friend’s house. She has little or no recollection of the incidents because of the alcohol or having banged her head.”

Sheriff James MacDonald imposed a community payback order with nine months' supervision.