A YOUNG woman has been locked up after spitting at police while claiming to be suffering from Covid-19.

Mabel Lucy Beese, 20, admitted assaulting a police officer, resisting two constables in the execution of their duty, and drunk and disorderly behaviour during an incident in Bath Street, Hereford, on April 3.

Beese, of Whitecross Road, Hereford, was committed to 16 weeks detention in a young offender institution by magistrates in Kidderminster on April 4.

She was ordered to pay a £122 victim surcharge.