A 20-year-old woman who assaulted an Ipswich Hospital security guard and two police officers has been given a conditional discharge.

Sentencing Amy Garrod, Judge Richard Kelly said she had been discharged from a ward at the hospital on November 4 last year but had gone to the A&E department and started throwing furniture around.

When a security guard tried to remove her from the premises Garrod had kicked him on the shin, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Two days later she had smashed the wing mirror of an ambulance after lashing out when paramedics were called to Hawk Express taxi office in Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, where she appeared to be having a fit.

She had resisted attempts to put an oxygen mask on her face and had struggled free from a stretcher.

She had then lashed out and punched a wing mirror causing the glass to smash.

On November 8, police were called to Kesgrave after receiving a report that Garrod was lying in the road.

She was carried out of the way but did it again as soon as the officers left.

Police were later called to Quay Street in Ipswich, where she was again lying in the road.

They picked her up and as they were carrying her out of the way she had lashed out and struck one of the officers on the arm.

While she was in custody on November 14 following her arrest for breaching a community protection notice, she was seen putting pieces of a cardboard cup in her mouth and when a custody officer tried to open her mouth she had dug her nails into her arm, drawing blood.

Garrod, formerly of Ipswich but now of The Grove, Bury St Edmunds, admitted criminal damage and three offences of assaulting emergency workers in November last year.

She was given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 costs after Judge Kelly said she was now receiving one to one help for the issues she had when she committed the “flurry” of offences last November.

He said she had spent seven months in custody and time on an electronically monitored curfew.