A DRUNKEN woman is facing jail after she knocked out a police officer’s teeth as she tried to calm down a rowdy gang.

Burnley magistrates heard alleged ringleader Suzanne Marie Porter stepped in front of a moving police van and exposed her buttocks when officers turned up to deal with the early hours trouble.

Prosecutors said the 25-year-old’s equally intoxicated brother, Gary David Place, 29, was also part of a group of 10 causing trouble in Clitheroe town centre.

He threatened police with her stiletto shoes and had been taken to the ground before Porter hit PC Kirstie Pitcher, knocking her off her feet and over her brother, the court heard.

Prosecutor Claire Harris said: “She feels immediate pain to her face and realises her teeth have been knocked out and are loose. She spat them out into her hand.”

She has had £1,300 of dental treatment and more is yet to come. She is also awaiting surgery on damage to her nose which has restricted her breathing.

Porter, of Highfield Road, Clitheroe, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm on May 12.

She was committed to Burnley Crown Court for sentence and was warned she could be sent to prison.

Place, of Pendle Avenue, Chatburn, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour and was fined £75 with £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Miss Harris said at 1am police were called to a large group causing a nuisance and were driving down Wellgate when Porter ran into the middle of the road.

PC Pitcher followed in the van, pulled up and got out and chased her to challenge her about urinating in the street and showing her bottom to officers.

Place was taken to the ground and arrested.

PC Pitcher left Porter and went to assist her colleague moments before she was punched in the face.

The officer was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital, where it was found she had a broken front tooth, three loose teeth, damage to her nose and shoulder pain. She was off work a month.

Imran Hussain, defending, said the assault on the officer was clearly very serious and unpleasant.