Woman faced arrest after hospital incident

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.

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A woman caused a disturbance at Blackpool Victoria Hospital when she swore and shouted, a court was told.

Tina Harrison, 54, of Brookfield Road, Thornton, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

She was given an absolute discharge and ordered to pay £15 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Alan Jones sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Chrissie Hunt, prosecuting, said police were called to St Walburgas Road where Harrison was walking in and out of traffic in the middle of the carriageway.

The incident happened on January 28 at 7.20pm.

Officers discovered she had had an appointment at the nearby hospital and her son-in-law was waiting there for her.

She was taken back to the hospital but started swearing at officers and said “get off me, I’m not staying here.” She was disturbing other patients and staff and was arrested.

Harrison told the judge she had been drinking and did not know what she was doing. Her father had been taken into hospital. She added that he was dying and she had not felt very well in her head at the time.