A WOMAN has been sent to prison for assaulting two police officers.

Annabelle Forbes, 21, of Rosemead Hostel, Hastings Road, Southend, assaulted PC Farnsworth and PC Smith in Southend while they were on duty.

She admitted the offences and was sent to prison for eight weeks because magistrates felt she exhibited "disgusting behaviour which involved her spitting at officers".

The court hear she had many previous convictions for assaulting police officers and was out on licence at the time.

She was also ordered to pay £120 compensation.