A WOMAN who bit and spat at British Transport Police officers in a "revolting" assault at York Station has been jailed for four months.

Natalie Petrie, 31, from Farnham Walk in Middlesbrough pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and four counts of assaulting a police officer at York Magistrates' Court on July 18.

Officers at York were called to meet a train travelling from Liverpool to Newcastle on Mat 24 after concerns were raised for the welfare of a passenger, who was said to be heavily intoxicated.

When the officers got on the train and began speaking to the women, she became very abusive.

They helped her off the train and she became aggressive, shouting and swearing at police.

Officers arrested Petrie for being drunk and disorderly and as they tried to get her in the police van, she lashed out. She kicked and spat at them and bit two officers on the arms and legs.

Investigating officer PC Nick Storey said: “Petrie’s behaviour was violent, unpleasant and aggressive towards officers who were initially trying to help her. Luckily the officers only received minor cuts and scrapes despite being kicked, hit and bitten by her.

“She also spat in the face of two officers; this is a really disgusting form of assault which is not only revolting but also known to spread infection.

“Petrie initially failed to appear at court for sentencing but handed herself in a week later."