Drugs led to woman behaving bizarrely

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A woman sent abusive letters to her aunt and reported false crimes to police.

Cheryl Lawrence breached a restraining order banning her from contacting her 91-year-old aunt calling her an ‘evil witch who ought to be dead’, after her aunt commented about Lawrence’s mother’s funeral having not yet taken place.

She also reported non-existent crimes, claiming her two mobile phones had been stolen, causing police to waste hours investigating.

Lawrence, 37, of Warbreck Drive, North Shore, Blackpool, admitted two offences of breaching an indefinite restraining order, wasting police time and possessing cannabis.

She was sentenced to 18 months supervision and ordered to pay £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Lawrence rang police saying two mobile phones had been stolen from her on April 23.

Police investigated and found she still had the phones. When her home was searched two pieces of cannabis were found.

On April 26 Lawrence sent her aunt abusive and threatening letters after meeting her on a bus.

Michael Woosnam, defending, said: “She has had mental health problems.

“The drugs she had taken and the death of her mother were catalysts for her offences.”

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