A 30-year-old woman who drunkenly assaulted two police officers when they came to her assistance has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Darryl Louise Reilly kicked officers on the legs when they tried to help her up after she had fallen to the ground. Reilly, of Bluebell Gardens in Ardrossan, pleaded guilty to two charges at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week. Her plea of not guilty to a third charge was accepted.

The court heard that police were called to attend in Ardrossan’s St Andrew’s Road ataround 12.10pm on February 3.

On arrival, they saw Reilly staggering about and stopped to offer assistance. She then fell to the pavement.

While being helped Reilly back up, she began kicking out, striking both officers.

She was restrained and taken to Crosshouse Hospital for assessment. On release, Reilly was then taken to Saltcoats Police Office.

Solicitor Mr McCluskey said: “The background here was that her partner was on remand on a matter and she hasn’t dealt with that. As a result of that she went to her GP for anxiety and depression.

“She had been drinking on this Saturday afternoon on top of her medication. She’s embarrassed at how she reacted that day and that people in the community will have seen the state she was in.”

Sheriff Craig Harris said: “Miss Reilly, you will understand, I hope, that any assault on a police officer is unacceptable. I’m willing to deal with this today because of your lack of criminal record. I do think that unpaid work within the community will be of benefit.”

Reilly was sentenced to 50 hours of unpaid work to be carried out within three months.