A woman who assaulted two police officers has been ordered to do 160 hours of unpaid work.
Joy Hutton, who is also known as Joy Donlon, got into a conversation with the officers when they visited her property in Stonehaven at 3pm on July 24, 2017.
As the conversation went on, Donlon became unsettled, Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday, and she tried to leave.
However, one of the officers tried to stop her, so she kicked him in the leg.
The officer managed to put handcuffs on Donlon and, as his colleague joined in with trying to restrain her, she assaulted him too by kicking him in the leg.
The court heard how Donlon was dealing with “very trying circumstances” due to a number of family issues that were happening around the time the police spoke with her.
She admitted two counts of assaulting a police officer.
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill told Donlon: “Your behaviour was inappropriate but I take into account your guilty plea and the circumstances from the time.”
Donlon must complete the unpaid work within nine months.
She must also abide by the terms of a 12-month supervision order and was warned she could be back in court if not.