A TEENAGER told a Polish woman to go back to her own country and threatened to slap her after a row erupted over loud music.

Cara Drummond admitted a racially aggravated public order offence when she appeared before magistrates in Worcester on Thursday.

The 19-year-old of George Street, Worcester, who had been drinking, had become involved in an argument with Sylvia Sikora on July 30.

She pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause that person to fear that immediate unlawful violence would be used against her.

Giles Rowden, prosecuting, said the argument arose when Drummond reacted to loud music being played but discussions quickly resulted in her directing abuse at Miss Sikora.

Mr Rowden said Drummond swore at Miss Sikora and said 'go back to your own country!', used a racially offensive term and also said: "I will slap you!"

Drummond has previous convictions and at the time was subject to a community order made in April for dishonesty offences, assault PC and resisting a constable.

Barry Newton, defending, said Drummond had drunk alcohol at the time of the offence.

He said: "When in drink, historically, that causes anger management issues and has led in the past to actual violence.

"In 2015 she received a short custodial sentence in the crown court for assault at ABH level."

She had been taking part in rehabilitation activities at Willowdene and had been involved with integrated offender management where she had learned strategies which avoid the use of violence.

Mr Newton said while Drummond was out socialising she had damaged a mobile phone which contained precious photographs which upset her.

She decided to return home as a coping strategy but when she did there were issues with noise.

Her response was to bang cupboards in her flat which leads to someone in the neighbouring flat doing the same thing which sparked the argument.

Mr Newton said: "She accepts she did make racial comments and say 'come over here and I will give you a slap'. But if this offence happened prior to the involvement of the IOM you may have been dealing with her for an offence of assault. She has developed strategies to avoid that."

Magistrates placed her on an electronically monitored tagged curfew for eight weeks between 7pm and 7am.

They further ordered her to pay an £85 victim surcharge, £135 costs and put in place a restraining order for her not to contact Sylvia Sikora and Tomaz Reformat.