A university student attacked five police officers during a foul-mouthed rant at a train station.

Kimberley Gallacher was heard shouting and swearing by two British Transport Police officers at Manchester Piccadilly train station who she then began arguing with.

The 27-year-old cornered one of them and peppered other approaching officers with swear words, Manchester Evening News reported.

 She shouted "fight me, fight me b***h, fight me, I will take you down", as they attempted to place her in handcuffs.

The Glaswegian carried on the profanity laden rant while kicking out at one of the officers.

Gallacher was briefly placed in leg restraints before being taken to the police van where she was escorted to custody.

During the journey, the history and social policy undergraduate began hitting her head against the side of the van, forcing the officer to pull over.

Gallacher then spat at him in the face.

She lost consciousness and was taken to hospital, where she woke up and spat at the officer again.

Gallacher pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and five counts of assault on an emergency worker. She was sentenced to a 12 month community order with 150 hours unpaid work.

Prosecuting at Manchester Magistrates' Court, Rachel Yarwood said: "These offences took place on August 23 of last year at around 5.30pm.

She shouted and swore at officers
She shouted and swore at officers

"Several officers from the British Transport Police attention were drawn to Miss Gallacher as they could hear her shouting near to the ticket area: 'These all rob from everybody,' towards the staff working in that area.

"The officers were aware that she was intoxicated because her pupils were small and she smelled strongly of intoxicants.

"They tried to speak to her but she told them to 'f**k off' and said 'f**king' several times.

"She told the officers to 'f**k off' and approached PC Felstead in such a way that she backed her into a corner in an aggressive manner.

"Further officers attended and she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly. After one of the handcuffs was placed on her hand, the defendant used her other hand to punch PC Felstead in the face with full force.

"After that she started to resist and tensed her arms shouting: 'fight me, fight me b***h, fight me, I will take you down'.

The confrontation unfolded in Piccadilly Station
The confrontation unfolded in Piccadilly Station

"Two officers tried to take her to the ground, but she kicked out at PC Felstead shouting: 'get the f**k off me, you’re f**king dead, you  f**king b***h', and the officer fell backwards. The defendant was then arrested for assaulting the officers."

Gallacher kicked out at PC Wardley, the court heard, before trying to kick PC Rehman in the stomach, causing him to fall backwards.

"Whilst in the custody van, the defendant began hitting her head on the side of the van," the lawyer continued.

"PC Wrenshaw pulled the van over and told her to stop, and she replied saying 'f**k you' and spat at him and the spittle hit him in the face and arm.

"She lost consciousness on a couple of occasions on the journey to the custody suite.

"When she was taken in to see the nurse, it was at this point she spat at PC Ward, hitting him in the face and shoulder.

"She was taken to hospital to check she was fine, but she was not conscious.

She was sentenced at Manchester Magistrates' Court
She was sentenced at Manchester Magistrates' Court

"She made full admissions in the interview. She was very under the influence.

"The officers have not suffered any long lasting injury out of the incident. She has no previous convictions.”

In mitigation, her defence lawyer David Philpott said: “This was a very regrettable incident. She has very little recollection of what happened. This happened quite some time ago.

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"It may be good fortune in terms of her conduct and her behaviour to officers that they have very little injury.

"There is an overwhelming acceptance of her guilty plea and acknowledgement that her behaviour was completely inappropriate.

"She recognises the impact it would have on those involved in the incident. She knows she can never put herself in that sort of situation again. The probation service have assessed her as a low risk of reoffending and very low risk of serious harm.

"She seems to have taken some sensible steps since then to try address the certain difficulties she had been having.

"She has had some assistance through university. She has a limited support network, her mother passed away shortly after the incident and it has been a difficult time.

"I am not suggesting that is an excuse for what happened on August 23.

Gallacher avoided prison
Gallacher avoided prison

"She is going to lose her good name as a result. She is in her final year of her History and Social Policy studies at Strathclyde University, they will have to be put on hold.

"This is going to have a serious impact on her and give her plenty of opportunity to reflect on her behaviour.

"Notwithstanding her appalling behaviour, I urge you to sentence her to a community order. She knows she put herself in a very serious situation.”

Chair of the bench Owen Dyce said: “As you can appreciate, this case is very serious, especially on the impact of the emergency services.

"These emergency workers were doing their job and you subjected them to spitting and kicking. We will award compensation to those officers.”

Gallacher was ordered to pay compensation to the sum of £350 to the five officers, as well as pay the court costs of £175.