A DRUNK and disorderly woman who was given a conditional discharge after assaulting two police officers breached it by assaulting a third.

Magistrates heard how Jessica Horne, 27, of Burnley Road, Briercliffe, was given the 12-month conditional discharge on August 23 after admitting to assaulting PC Annette Wright and PC Thomas Heaton in Burnley on May 31.

But the court was told Horne breached that order on assaulting PC 5550 Perkins in Burnley on January 19.

Horne pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly, assaulting a constable in the execution of their duty and the commission of a further offence whilst subject to a conditional discharge.

For the assault, Burnley magistrates made her subject to a community order with a four-week curfew. She must also complete a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement and pay PC Perkins £50 in compensation.

No action was taken over the conditional discharge breach and Horne will face no separate penalty for the drunk and disorderly charge.

Horne must pay the compensation at a rate of £5-per-week. No order for prosecution costs was made as magistrates gave priority given to the compensation. They also considered her limited means and existing indebtedness to the court.