AN ABUSIVE woman attacked a mental health nurse at Hereford hospital.

Lauren Holland entered guilty pleas when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard the 37-year-old had used racially or religiously aggravated threatening or abusive words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm, or distress.


She had also assaulted a mental health nurse by beating and used threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress at Hereford County Hospital on July 29.

Holland, of Commercial Road, Hereford, was handed a 20-month community order and fined £50. She must also pay compensation of £200. No costs or victim surcharge were imposed to allow compensation to take priority.