A WOMAN who kicked over a moped, attacked a man and spouted a "tirade of racial abuse" has been jailed.

Robyn Ray, 47, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated assault, criminal damage and a number of assaults on emergency service workers.

She appeared in court after a man reported to police that Ray had kicked over his moped and carried out an unprovoked attack after 7pm on Friday, March 18.

The incident happened between Cobden Avenue and Manor Farm Road.

The court also heard how the victim was subject to a "tirade of racial abuse" before being assaulted by the woman.

Police arrived at the scene and found Ray, who was located in the vicinity and arrested for criminal damage and assault offences.

During her arrest, she assaulted three officers by kicking them before being placed into a police van and transported to Southampton Central police station.

Robyn Ray was later charged and remanded for one count of assault, one count of criminal damage and three counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates Court yesterday, Robyn Ray pleaded guilty to all of the offences and was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary’s Western Investigation Team, said “The Courts have recognised the threat that this woman poses to the local community, as well as police officers as they work to protect the same community, which has led to her receiving a significant sentence.

“Hampshire Constabulary will always work to pursue and prosecute those who target specific people for abuse and /or assault in order to protect the communities that they serve.”