A woman who attacked two female paramedics called to help her because she was unconscious on Weymouth seafront has been convicted of assault.

At around midnight on July 26, paramedics were sent to the Esplanade to help Helen Marie McGinlay who was lying unconscious on the floor.

When she regained consciousness, McGinlay was abusive and swore at the paramedics while refusing to be checked over, Weymouth Magistrates Court heard.

Prosecutor Richard Oakley said McGinlay held her hands out to one of the women and "said 'come on then'", before turning to the other woman and "pushing her several times on her shoulder."

Police were called to the scene and McGinlay was arrested at around 12.40am. While in the police car, the 46-year-old kicked a police officer's knee.

McGinlay could not remember any details of the incident when she was interviewed the next day, Mr Oakley told the court.

"She took full responsibility for her actions and wants to apologise to all parties involved."

Simon Lacey, mitigating, said McGinlay "has never been like this in any situation before.

"She wants to do the best she can and put this right," he said.

McGinlay, of St Edmund Street, Weymouth, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating and one of common assault of an emergency worker when she appeared in court.

She was fined £120 for the offences and ordered to pay £25 in compensation to each of her victims.

Last year South Western Ambulance Service Trust joined with the region’s other emergency services to launch the #Unacceptable campaign aimed at tackling abuse of staff.

While he couldn't comment on specific offences, Ken Wenman, chief executive of South Western Ambulance Service, said: "Like all our emergency services colleagues, our crews and control staff work in extremely difficult circumstances and are often under threat of attack or abuse.

"This is totally unacceptable and we will take whatever action is necessary to ensure that our staff are protected and those responsible for such attacks are prosecuted."