A woman who got ridiculously drunk and bit a police officer has been jailed after a court heard she behaved like an animal.
Icealyn McLennon, 24, was witnessed biting an off-duty female police officer then telling her I can taste your blood, yum yum during the attack on May 17.
The police officer was trying to stop her attacking cars and houses in the street in Port Talbot where McLennon lives.
However, McLennon, who has never had a job, turned on her, pulling a clump of her hair and gouging at her eyes.
Before the attack witnesses saw her damaging the bonnet of a car as it pulled onto the street then used a hammer and a brick to attack neighbours homes.
The off-duty officer was visiting a friend who lives in the street at the time and tried to calm her down.
But the defendant threatened the policewoman with the hammer she was carrying.
Mr Wright said the officer identified herself as a policewoman and, despite having a plaster-cast on one arm from a previous injury, managed to disarm McLennon, 24.
The court heard the defendant had consumed two small bottles of vodka on the day in question.
McLennon, of Dan-y-Bryn Road, Port Talbot, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, and criminal damage.
The court heard the assault has had a massive impact on the officer, leaving her with an injured knee which means she needs to use crutches.
She is currently on a waiting list for an MRI scan to assess the full damage.
John Allchurch, for McLennon, said his client recognised she needed to seek professional help for the issues in her life.
Judge Paul Thomas QC told McLennon that on the night in question she had been ridiculously drunk and behaved in a way that was disgraceful and violent in the extreme.
He said the off-duty officer bravely intervened to try to defuse the situation only to be brutally attacked and said only a custodial sentence could be justified.
She was jailed for 12 months in prison for assault, three months for possession of an offensive weapon, and one month for criminal damage.