A WOMAN who assaulted two police officers and racially abused an A&E doctor is facing a possible jail sentence.

Shannon Taylor appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday, admitting committing four assaults on the same day following an incident at Worcester fast food outlet Shakeeys. The 24-year-old of Barnes Way, Worcester, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting an emergency worker after attacking PC Parsons and PC Callaway on October 12.

She also admitted a racially aggravated section five public order offence against an A&E doctor and two further offences of assault by beating that day.

Mark Sheward, for Taylor, said she had admitted the offences at the earliest opportunity, telling magistrates: "I know, in the fullness of time, she will get credit for those guilty pleas." He asked for an adjournment, arguing that his client suffered from 'fragile mental health' and had been sectioned at the age of 15. Doctors have informed her she may be bipolar and she is due to have an appointment in the next week or so, Mr Sheward said. Taylor was supported at court by her grandmother.

He said there had been a dispute at Shakeeys between his client and security staff and police were called and Taylor was arrested.

"When she was in the police van it was suggested she had taken something she had got out of her shoe but it wasn't the case" he said.

Because officers had a duty of care she was taken to Worcester hospital. "It was while she was taken to hospital that these assaults and her behaviour escalated" said Mr Sheward.

The solicitor said the court would benefit from a pre-sentence report and an assessment of her mental heath. She had been subject to a ban on entering licensed premises in Worcester and a curfew between 10pm and 7am. Magistrates granted her unconditional bail to appear at the next hearing at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday, December 12.

Magistrates said the report would include all options (including prison).