A NEWTOWNABBEY woman broke handles off doors in a police vehicle and spat on the arm of a police officer after the PSNI had taken her to Antrim Area Hospital.
Michelle Hamilton (38), of Mournebeg Drive, was before Antrim Magistrates' Court, sitting in Ballymena, in connection with being disorderly at the hospital, assaulting two police officers and causing criminal damage to a PSNI vehicle on May 1 this year.
A court heard the defendant had been "loud and abusive" towards police in the hospital before being removed to the police vehicle.
An officer's hand was cut in the car.
Sentencing has been deferred until next January.
- Main picture: File image of Antrim Area Hospital.