A TEENAGE tearaway with more than 20 court appearances has been told she has just six weeks to start turning her life around.

Sabrine Hassan, 19, assaulted four police officers and a sergeant after she was arrested for an alleged incident at Totton College.

Southampton Crown Court heard how she pushed and kicked at officers as they repeatedly tried to restrain her, both in a police van and at Southampton Central Police Station.

The court heard she caused so much “trouble” for officers that they eventually had to put her in restraints.

But Hassan, who has appeared in court on 22 occasions for more than 33 offences, including assault, battery, and even burglary, was thrown a life-line by Judge Nicholas Rowland, who agreed to adjourn her sentencing.

The judge was told how Hassan was being “uncooperative” with probation staff, who asked for more time to help her get back on track with her community order.

He was also told by Hassan’s defence barrister Bernice Mulvanny that the teenager, who had come from Somalia at the age of three, had faced a difficult upbringing.

She said Hassan had been taken into care at 13, but had continued to run away and return to her family.

Ms Mulvanny added: “Something has gone wrong for her. Her siblings have not been in trouble with the police.

“At some point she needs to be proactive and and get a job or go back to college.”

Judge Rowland agreed to adjourn Hassan’s sentencing until December 16.

He said: “These are serious offences with the background of other serious offences.

“This is in your hands.

“If things do not go well in terms of your community order then they will not go well on December 16. You need to show some real progress.”

Hassan, of Burgess Road, Southampton, pleaded guilty of five counts of assaulting an emergency worker and one count of possession of cannabis at an earlier trial at Southampton Crown Court.

She was found not guilty of the alleged incident at Totton College.