A WOMAN damaged an ambulance and assaulted a police officer in breach of a sentence for previous attacks on emergency service workers.

Shannon Budd, 24, admitted damaging the ambulance in Colchester on July 25.

She also assaulted a police constable in Halstead on July 24.

At Colchester Magistrates' Court, she admitted criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and using threatening words or behaviour.

She also admitted committing the offences in breach of a community order, handed down by magistrates in March for four offences of assaulting an emergency worker.

Budd, of Park Court, Sible Hedingham, must serve another community order, under which she must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement.

She was fined £150 and must pay £150 in compensation.