‘Ludicrously drunk’ waitress bit cop on boozy birthday night out with her mum

A “ludicrously drunk” waitress bit a police officer while on a boozy night out with her mum.

The PC was left with blood pouring from a wound after the a savage attack.

Alicja Kosno had been out on a birthday night out with her mum celebrating her 19th birthday out when a drunken row broke out.

Cops who were passing spotted the incident and intervened before the 19-year-old hit out at PC Lewis Hardie by kicking and biting him.

EdinburghLive reported she drew blood from the officer’s arm and the constable was forced to attend hospital to have a Hepatitis B jab by medics.

Kosno, from Blackburn, West Lothian, was also taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where she continued her drunken tirade “shouting, screaming and swearing” at nursing staff.

The now 20-year-old restaurant worker appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month where she represented herself and pleaded guilty to two offences.

She returned to the dock for sentencing yesterday (TUES) where she offered a heartfelt apology to the officer by saying she was “really, really sorry for what I did”.

Sheriff Grant McCulloch issued a total fine of £320 and told Kosno she must also pay PC Hardie £100 in compensation.

Previously the court was told Kosno was spotted “struggling with her mother” at around 1am at the capital’s Greenside Place on July 2 last year.

Fiscal depute Gillian Koren said Kosno’s mum was attempting to place her daughter in a waiting vehicle when police stopped to assist.

The court heard Kosno had been out celebrating her 19th birthday with family and at the time was said to be heavily “intoxicated”.

During the bust-up with her mum she pretended to be unconscious by laying on the pavement, but was said to have soon made “a miraculous recovery”.

The court heard she then kicked out at PC Hardie before violently biting down on his forearm causing blood to be drawn.

The fiscal added Kosno, a waitress, then continued to shout, scream and swear after she had been taken to hospital because of her drunken state.

The court was told Kosno was offered a chance to apologise while at the hospital but that she had “laughed in the face of the officers”.

It also heard PC Hardie was forced to take six days off work after suffering a bad reaction to the Hepatitis B jab.

Sheriff McCulloch had said Kosovo was “ludicrously drunk” and that “biting anybody, particularly a policeman in his duty, is extremely serious”.

Kosno admitted to assaulting PC Hardie by kicking and biting him on the body in Edinburgh city centre on July 2 last year.

She also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on the same date.