A DRUNKEN woman was found foaming at the mouth and struggling to walk, a court has heard.

Jane Bodenham pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly behaviour when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Police had come across Bodenham, who they reported was struggling along the footpath, in Hereford's Whitecross Road at around 7pm on October 2, prosecutor Ralph Robyns Landricombe said.

Officers said Bodenham, who told them her sister had died, was foaming at the mouth and squatting up and down before wandering towards the road and trying to walk into moving traffic.

Police grabbed Bodenham, who started shouting and screaming, and she was arrested to prevent her from injuring herself and others.

On the way to Hereford Police Station in a police van, the 34-year-old was hitting her head before threatening to 'make a mess' of her custody cell.

Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Bodenham, said she had been distressed, emotional, and in drink.

"There is some of the case the doesn't accept as she feels comments were taken out of context or summarised very briefly, and she wants to clarify that she did not say her sister had just died but said she had died some time ago.

"Police came across her and decided to take her away as she had not complied, and she became emotional and upset and felt it was not really fair as she was having a bit of a breakdown at the time."

Bodenham, of Whitecross Road, Hereford, was handed a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £135 and a £22 victim surcharge.