Police officers were assaulted after being called to a Milford Haven neighbour dispute, a court has heard.

Santina Maria Evans, of Howarth Close, Milford Haven, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting an emergency worker and one of public disorder when she appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, April 23.

Prosecutor Stephen Mallison said police responded to a report of a disturbance in the street outside Evans’ home at 1.45pm on April 6.

The court heard that a crowd had gathered as Evans kicked out several times while being arrested, catching an officer on his legs, while shouting and swearing.

Evans, 24, then head-butted another officer, connecting with her chin, and continued to shout and swear as she was taken to the ground, telling the police to ‘get off’ stating: “I’m going to stab her.”

She apologised for her actions when arrested and interviewed.

The court heard that Evans, who had a previous conviction for battery and disorderly behaviour, had argued with a neighbour before the police officers arrived.

Nick Devonald, defending, said Evans had not been in trouble for some time.

Probation officer Julie Norman told the court that Evans was in the early days of her pregnancy when the incident took place, and had reacted angrily because she believed the police were being ‘heavy handed’ during her arrest.

Mrs Norman said Evans, who had mental health issues, had been unable to take medication while pregnant.

She added that Evans had stated she was sorry and did not mean to act in the way she did.

Magistrates imposed a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months and ordered Evans to pay £100 compensation to each of the officers.

She will also pay £200 in costs and a surcharge.