A WOMAN assaulted a police officer during a homophobic tirade.

Sinead Scanlon, of Hathaways, Wheatley, pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker at Abingdon Police Station on November 7 last year.

The 30-year-old also admitted using ‘homophobically aggravated’ threatening, abusive or insulting words towards the officer.

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It came after Scanlon resisted police and used threatening or abusive words in Hathaways that day.

She was sentenced at Oxford Magistrates' Court and ordered to pay compensation of £200 and court costs of £85.