A WOMAN must pay compensation for assaulting a police officer.

Brighton magistrates gave Michelle O’Reilly a 12-month conditional discharge for the attack which happened in Goldstone Road, Hove, on May 1 last year.

But she must pay £50 compensation and £107 costs.

The 36-year-old, of Chiddingly Close, Brighton, originally denied assaulting an emergency worker by beating but later changed her plea to guilty.