A WOMAN has admitted a charge in connection with an alleged attack on two female PCs.

Maeve Sunshine Cartridge, of Webbs Way in Wallisdown, appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court this week to admit wilfully obstructing a constable on Boxing Day.

The 38-year-old was charged following an incident in Iddesleigh Road, Charminster just before 9.10am on December 26.

Two officers, PC Sarah Donnelly and PC Carrie King, suffered serious injuries during an alleged assault.

They had been called to reports of an incident involving a man and a woman.

As they went to detain a man at the scene, they were allegedly assaulted. Both required hospital treatment, and neither has yet been able to return to work.

It is understood PC King suffered serious facial injuries, including a broken nose and shattered teeth, although this has not been confirmed by the police.

Cartridge was made the subject of a community order, under which she must comply with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 15 days. She must also pay a £90 surcharge.

Hamish Ellis, who is also known by his alias Tony Andrews, is charged with assault by beating, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, committing grievous bodily harm with intent to prevent or resist arrest.

The 45-year-old, who lives in Webbs Way, will appear for a hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court this month.