A WOMAN spat at a nurse who was trying to help her in a vile attack.

Sarah Clarkson-Rose was in custody when the shocking incident unfolded after being arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to furniture during a domestic incident.

While in her police cell on Monday night, the 42-year-old complained that she felt ill and was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital.

But, on arrival, she launched a disgusting tirade against emergency service workers - spitting at an A&E nurse who was trying to help her before subjecting a police officer to the same treatment.

The Argus:

This was the second officer she had attacked that day, having already assaulted one PC during her arrest.

It was later discovered at hospital that she did not need any medical treatment.

All three emergency workers were unhurt, continued on duty and have shown no symptoms of coronavirus. But they will be tested for the illness as a precaution.

Unemployed Clarkson-Rose, of New Barn Lane, Ridgewood, near Uckfield, pleaded guilty to assaulting two PCs and an A&E nurse, when she appeared at a virtual hearing in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court yesterday.

District Judge Amanda Kelly remanded her in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court for sentencing on June 10 as she felt the offence merited a longer period in custody than 12 months.

The Argus:

Deputy chief constable Jo Shiner said: “This was an appalling series of deliberate attacks on three public servants doing their duty to help keep the public safe.

“We are glad that the court took these offences seriously, because of the flagrant disregard with which this woman treated three workers on the front line in protecting the community at this crucial time.”

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