A HOSPITAL nurse involved in a bust-up with her partner ended up obstructing police officers, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

Jillian Reid, pleaded guilty to a total of three offences which happened at the start of last month in Newtown St Boswells.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said the 41-year-old had been in a relationship with her partner for eight years and holds a responsible job in nursing.

But he added her family had expressed concern about the amount of wine she had been drinking.

On the day of the offence she had been drinking alcohol and was angry when her partner was late home.

Mr Fraser said: "He tried to ignore her but this wound her up even further."

He said that the partner eventually phoned the police and Reid was heard to be "screaming like a banshee" in the background.

She also contacted the police to claim she had been assaulted and wanted her partner removed from the house.

But when officers arrived she began struggling with them and was abusive towards them on the way to the police station and also at Borders General Hospital, where she was being taken for a check-up.

Mr Fraser said: "She continued to behave in a drunken way and on the way to the BGH calling the female officers f****** b******s.

"The police knew she worked there and wanted her to calm down but she continued to shout and swear at the police officers."

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme said his client resided with her partner in Newtown St Boswells.

He added that the case had had an effect on her particularly as her work colleagues would have seen her bring brought into the hospital by police while in custody.

Sheriff Donald Corke deferred sentence for six months for good behaviour.

The case will recall on September 9.