A WOMAN spat so much in a police car she rendered it “unusable”, a court heard.

Carol Lewis, 49, was arrested when a burglary victim claims she found her "rummaging" through her drawers at her flat in Walthamstow.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard that when police were called, Lewis “acted racially aggressively” to the officers.

The officers arrested Lewis, who then began “spitting profusely” in the police car on the way back to the station, it is claimed.

Prosecutor Nana Owusuh said: “The facts of this offence are that this defendant at eight o'clock on the date in question went to the complainant's house.

“The complainant was asleep in her bedroom and she woke up to see her rummaging through her drawers.

“She was detained thereafter by the officers who attended and on the way to the police station repeatedly spat in the police car rendering it unusable.”

Lewis appeared in the dock, but only spoke to confirm her name, address and to deny the charges.

Judge Alistair Hammerton refused a bail application, remanded her in custody and set a trial date for November 6.

The Judge said: “Miss Lewis I have come to the conclusion that in the circumstances the application for bail is refused.”

Lewis, of Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow, denies burglary, racially aggravated damage to property and damaging property.