A WOMAN has been ordered to pay compensation to a police officer she slapped in a hotel room. 

Karin Atkins, of Bowling Green Road, Powick, admitted assault by beating when she appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday, (January 4). 

Lauren Millichip, prosecuting, said police were called to a Premier Inn at Junction 6 of the M5 on December 14 originally to help the defendant. 

But, the prosecutor, explained after entering a room she was in Atkins slapped the officer once with her right hand after being told to leave. 

Miss Milichip added Atkins had no previous convictions so lost her good character in pleading guilty to the charge of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Worcester News: COURT: Karin Atkins appeared at Worcester Magistrates CourtCOURT: Karin Atkins appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court

The 45-year-old, who defended herself in the case, told magistrates: "I really can't remember anything that day. 

"I will trust what the police say. 

"I'm so ashamed by my behaviour. I'm sorry."

Andrew Greenway, chairman of the magistrates bench, gave Atkins a six-month conditional discharge. 

"If you stay out of trouble in that six months you won't hear anymore. 

"If you are convicted of any offence the magistrates will look at this (again)."

Atkins was also told to pay £100 compensation to the officer she assaulted, PC Abigail Rose, as well as £26 victim surcharge and costs of £185. 

Magistrates agreed Atkins could pay the total, £311, at a rate of £30 a month.