A DRUNKEN mum who was asked to put down her baby because of the level of her intoxicaion went on to kick a police officer in the face.

The woman, in her early 30s, who can’t be named to protect the identities of her five children, pleaded guilty to kicking out at police at Craig Tara Holiday Park whilst lying on a bed holding the baby.

She also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing while holding the baby.

The woman fell over after struggling with her 14-year-old daughter.

The incident happened on July 7 last year, and sentence was deferred to allow social workers to prepare a background report.

When the woman appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court for sentencing on Tuesday, January 17, procurator fiscal depute Chris Munro told how the mum had returned to the caravan arguing with her teenage daughter.

He said: “Security staff warned the accused about noise levels.

“On leaving, security staff observed the accused struggling with her 14-year-old daughter. Security contacted police.

“On attending the locus, officers saw the accused was highly intoxicated, holding the baby, and began shouting and swearing.

“She stated ‘shut up, p****’ while extremely unsteady, and refused to put the baby down.

“She was told she was behaving irresponsibly but refused to listen.

“She moved into her bedroom, continuing to hold the baby. The accused then kicked a police officer in the face while still holding the baby.”

Defence solicitor Tony Currie told the court the children were still in the mum’s care, but that social services “took a keen interest” in their welfare after the incident.

The court heard that the woman had suggested to social workers the police assault had been an accident.

But Sheriff Shirley Foran said: “This is nonsense. You kicked her while lying in bed with a very young child.”

The woman, from the Govan area of Glasgow, was placed on a community payback order and put under supervision for a year.