A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has been given an alcohol treatment order after admitting assaulting a police officer.

Libby Marsh, of Scotland Place, Tenbury Wells, pleaded guilty to one count of assault by beating, which took place in Ludlow on Thursday, September 4, 2023. The victim of the attack was a police constable.

Marsh entered a guilty plea at Telford Magistrates' Court on February 14.

She was represented by Danny Smith, of RG and J, and prosecuted by Sara Beddow, of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Magistrates took Marsh's guilty plea into account when they handed her a one-year community order.

In that time Marsh must undertake six days of alcohol treatment and carry out 15 days of rehabilitation activities.

She must pay £100 in compensation to the victim, and has been fined £50.

Magistrates did not impose prosecution costs but said Marsh must pay a victim surcharge of £114.

The court debts, totalling at £265, must be paid this month.