A RACIALLY abusive woman has been banned from contacting her victims.

Nicola Osbourne entered guilty pleas when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard the 27-year-old had used threatening and abusive words or behaviour towards one person, and racially aggravated threatening and abusive behaviour towards another two people in Hereford on August 9.

She had also resisted a police officer acting in the course of his duty in Hereford on the same date.

Osbourne, of Pixley Walk, Hereford, was handed a two-year restraining order banning her from visiting or contacting her three victims, and a 12-month community order.

She must also pay compensation of £50 to each of her victims. Nor order for costs was made due to a lack of means.