A drunk 14-year-old Northland girl bit a constable's hand after being taken into custody and forced into a cell.

The incident happened on Friday night after her brother, who had been called by friends, tried unsuccessfully to take the Kaitaia girl home. The siblings were fighting when police arrived, the girl then kicked and abused a constable. She was forced into a police station cell, but not before biting a constable's hand.

She was to be released to her parents, while CYF was also advised.