A woman was arrested yesterday morning after allegedly spitting in the face of a nurse in the city yesterday morning.

A nurse wearing scrubs was walking along Hindley Street just before 7:30am Tuesday morning when a woman allegedly spat a drink over her.

The incident was reported at Hindley Street’s police station, with police locating the suspect shortly after on North Terrace.

A 42-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault on a prescribed emergency worker.

The nurse was not physically injured from the incident.

The suspect did not apply for bail and appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court yesterday.