NEW BEDFORD — A woman from England is arrested after spitting on and kicking police officers during an altercation outside a New Bedford convenience store.

New Bedford Police responded to a report of an intoxicated female outside the 7-Eleven store at 951 Brock Avenue at about 2:35 a.m. this morning.

In the course of placing the woman into protective custody, police say she spit on and kicked at officers. No serious injuries were reported.

Police arrested 41-year-old Janice Griffin for assault and battery on a police officer. Griffin's last known address is in England. She told police she is currently based on a ship docked off Blackmer Street in New Bedford.