Accused attacker has fit in court, minutes before case due to begin

EMERGENCY: Paramedics take Lousie Bryson from Wodonga Court.
EMERGENCY: Paramedics take Lousie Bryson from Wodonga Court.

The woman accused of hitting an elderly man in the back of the head with a wooden plank has dramatically had a fit in court minutes before her case was due to be heard.

Louise Bryson was due to plead guilty in Wodonga County Court on Tuesday to violence-related charges.

Bryson had made her way to the dock on Tuesday when she started convulsing and collapsed.

Family told court staff this was not uncommon and she usually needed to sleep before she could function again.

Bryson could be heard calling out for her mum before paramedics arrived.

The elderly victim, who had travelled to court to sit in on the hearing, watched as his attacker was treated.

Ambulance Victoria confirmed the woman was taken to Wodonga hospital with a medical condition.

Her case was adjourned until Wednesday.