A WOMAN from Falmouth who appeared in front of magistrates in Cornwall on three counts of assault has been sentenced.

Lily Elizabeth Barden, 28, of Dracaena Avenue in Falmouth, appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, May 3 on one count of common assault, one count of common assault of an emergency worker, and one count of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

The offences all occurred on Saturday, February 26 across three different locations in Cornwall.

Barden pleaded guilty to the common assault of a male victim in Penryn and to the common assault of a female police officer in Camborne as well as to the assault by beating of another female police constable in Redruth.

At her sentencing, Barden was made the subject of a community order in which she must comply with a curfew requirement with electronic monitoring as well as undergo 12 months of treatment for drug dependency.

She must also attend rehabilitation activities as directed for a period of 20 days.

Alongside the community order, Barden was made to pay compensation of £150.

The court noted that Barden's guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing the sentence and that there had been no surcharge or order for costs as compensation had been prioritised.