A DUNBAR woman assaulted a police officer and threatened to commit suicide after she was arrested in the town.

Claire Ingle had been taken to Dalkeith Police Station for questioning following an incident last August at Summerfield Road.

But while at the police station, Ingle began acting in an aggressive and threatening manner when she shouted offensive remarks towards the officers.

Ingle told one constable she was “a f****** lesbian” and “you only want to see my t***” when the officer was carrying out a body search on the rowdy woman.

She was warned of her conduct and was placed in a cell but she soon began demanding to see her lawyer.

Ingle then tied a piece of clothing around her neck and threatened to harm herself before she was led to an observation area of the station’s cell area.

Around this time, 25-year-old Ingle started lashing out at PC Kim Allan by kicking her to the shin and striking her to the face.

Ingle appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Friday, where she pleaded guilty to two charges.

Ingle also had not guilty pleas accepted to two further charges of assaulting a man and to shouting, swearing and uttering threats of violence at Summerfield Road, Dunbar, on August 27 last year.

Co-accused Christina Storer, Ingle’s mother, had her not guilty pleas accepted by the Crown.

Solicitor Rebecca Weissgerber said Ingle was a user of street valium and she had “no good recollection” of the incident at the police station.

Sentence on Ingle was deferred to next month.

Ingle pleaded guilty to acting in an aggressive manner, uttering offensive remarks towards police officers and threatening to commit suicide at Dalkeith Police Station on August 27 last year.

She also admitted assaulting PC Kim Allan by pushing her on the body, kicking her on the body, striking her to the face and seizing her by the hair during the same incident.