A DRUNK woman hurled abuse at the public because she felt embarrassed, thinking people were 'staring' at her.

Elizabeth Millington admitted being drunk at disorderly in Pierpoint Street in Worcester when she appeared before a deputy district judge at the city's magistrates yesterday.

The 22-year-old Dent Close, Worcester, was known to be the partner of convicted murderer Paul Sowerby, jailed last month for three years for two city sex assaults and now recalled on a life sentence for murder.

Owen Beale, prosecuting, said officers had been looking for Millington at 2.30pm August 23 because of concerns for her welfare.

Mr Beale said: "Officers did find her and were trying to deal with her but she was clearly very drunk. She was clearly very upset. Whilst officers were trying to calm her down she was shouting and swearing.

"There were people passing by and she was trying to get past the officer to passers-by."

We reported in July how Millington, drunk at the time, used racially offensive language just metres away from three small Asian children. The court fined Millington £247 for the public order incident on July 4. The language, though heard by the children, had not been directed at them.

Shawn Newey, defending, asked that Millington be given credit for her guilty plea at the earliest opportunity and said she had experienced 'family problems'.

He said she had received a telephone call from the police who were looking for her because of concern for her, telling her they needed to meet her in Worcester city centre.

Mr Newey said his client saw a police vehicle and approached it and she felt passers-by were 'staring at her, thinking she must have done something wrong, which caused her to become embarrassed'.

"She had consumed alcohol which led her to use some inappropriate language" said Mr Newey.

However, he said she was engaging with Swanswell which helps provide support and rehabilitation to people suffering from alcohol addiction. Deputy district judge Martin Jackson gave her credit for guilty plea. He said that she only had one previous conviction and that she responded to police requests to meet her. He imposed a conditional discharge for six months, a victim surcharge of £21 and costs of £50. This will be consolidated with existing fines.