Woman threatened to burn down police officer's house

A 21-year-old Londonderry woman has been given a conditional discharge after threatening to burn down a police officer's house.

Natalie Campbell, from Drumard Close, admitted assaulting police, disorderly behaviour and threatening to destroy property during the incident.

The court was told Campbell approached a police vehicle with a group of people on the Limavady Road.

She began swearing and kicking at two police officers.

She then told a female officer she would burn her out of her home.

A defence barrister said Campbell's "vile and disgusting language" could not be excused, but there was nothing in her background to suggest she would have carried out the threat.

As well as the conditional discharge for two years, she was also ordered to pay one police officer £150 in compensation and the other one £200.