Woman’s strip to bra in street

Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Blackpool Magistrates Court.
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A woman told in Blackpool town centre by police she was going to be searched started screaming and stripped off to her bra.

Margaret Hamilton, 38, of Woodside Road, Stirling, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police saw Hamilton and two other women behaving suspiciously in Chapel Street on November 5 about 5pm.

They had all been drinking and when told she would be searched Hamilton started screaming, and taking her clothes off.

Hamilton told magistrates: “I’m guilty.” She was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £150 court charge with £85 costs plus £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.