A SANDOWN women who racially abused an officer involved in the arrest of her husband has been sentenced.

Shaina Collyer, 29, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday).

She admitted one count of racially aggravated harassment.

The court heard from prosecutor, Liz Miller, how on September 16, Shaina Collyer had called the police.

Ms Miller told the bench how arriving at the Sandown address, officers had overheard Collyer saying she had been assaulted.

She said Collyer had initially refused to engage with officers in attendance, but eventually allowed them to enter the home where they arrested Mr Collyer.

Ms Miller said Shaina Collyer had attempted to obstruct police, and had to be restrained while officers handcuffed her husband.

The court heard how she had put up a struggle, before shouting at an officer to get off and making a racist remark.

In a statement to the court, the victim described how the comments made had been disproportionate.

The victim said it was an embarrassing experience in which the officer had merely been trying to stop Collyer's emotions from getting the better of her.

How the County Press reported the husband's offence.

James Cameron, defending, said Collyer had been the victim of an assault, and despite being the victim, had been upset her husband was being taken away.

He said she had screamed "don't touch me" because she had recently been assaulted, not because of the officer's race.

Mr Cameron told the court alcohol had contributed to the offence, and said Collyer showed remorse, and recognised her comments were not acceptable in modern society.

Collyer was given a 12-month community order, fined £40 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £95 surcharge.