A DRUNKEN woman racially abused security staff at Royal Blackburn Hospital who intervened when she was causing issues for medical staff.

Blackburn magistrates both men feared they would be assaulted as Megan Bury screamed racist abuse in the faces.

Bury, 24, of Linden Crescent, Darwen, pleaded guilty to two charges of racially aggravated threatening behaviour. She was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Alex Mann, prosecuting, said the incident happened at around 5.30pm.

"The security officers explained to the defendant that there were other patients around and they were getting upset," said Mrs Mann.

"She continued to shout abuse and the police were called."

Ben Leech, defending, said on the day of the incident Bury had taken prescribed medication and alcohol and had little recollection of what went on.

"I have told her what she said and she was shocked," said Mr Leech.

"She is not someone who holds any kind of racist views towards any ethnic group.

"She is genuinely shock and ashamed of the way she conducted herself."