A TEEN tearaway who was thrown a lifeline by a judge after assaulting five police officers has been jailed after she attacked another emergency worker.

Sabrine Hassan kicked and punched at officers after being arrested following an alleged incident at Totton College.

The 19-year-old was previously spared an immediate prison sentence by a judge, who adjourned her sentencing in the hope of seeing improvement in her behaviour.

But less than a month later, Hassan committed a fresh offence, when she assaulted an officer following an incident in Eastleigh.

Now Hassan has been jailed for a total of 14 months after the same judge who spared her said he had "run out of alternatives".

Southampton Crown Court heard how police were called to Totton College on May 14 to an alleged criminal damage incident – for which Hassan was found not guilty of.

Prosecutor Nicholas Hall said that while being arrested, while in the police van and while in the custody suite in Southampton, Hassan punched and kicked out at five different officers.

Hassan pleaded guilty to five counts of assault on an emergency worker, for which she was due to be sentenced in October.

On that occasion, Judge Nicholas Rowland adjourned Hassan's sentence and urged her to "show some real progress".

But on November 20, Hassan was arrested following an incident involving a group of youngsters fighting in Eastleigh.

Mr Hall told the court that when arrested Hassan threatened to headbutt the officer, before later delivering a slap to the same officer's head.

She later pleaded guilty to a sixth count of assaulting an emergency worker, as well as one count of possession of a small amount of cannabis.

Mitigating for Hassan, who has previously appeared in court on 22 occasions for more than 33 offences, Berenice Mulvanny said her client had suffered "childhood trauma".

She said Hassan had been in custody for the equivalent length of a seven month sentence and was "struggling" in prison.

In sentencing Hassan, of HMP Bronzefield, Judge Rowland said: "When I adjourned the sentencing in October it was to give you an opportunity to take advantage of.

"What you did was to commit a further offence. What you effectively did was to throw that chance back in the court's face.

"There comes a time where there are no alternatives but an immediate custodial sentence."

Hassan was sentenced to a total of 14 months detention in a young offenders institute.