Woman wasted police time

Andrea Crompton on 999: What's Your Emergency
Andrea Crompton on 999: What's Your Emergency

A WOMAN has appeared in court for wasting police time.

Andrea Crompton, last month, featured on the Channel Four TV show “999 What’s Your Emergency” calling police when there was no need.

A court heard yesterday there was never an emergency at Crompton’s home in Marton.

The 48-year-old admitted wasting police time and was placed under the supervision of Probation officers for a year.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police were called to Swallow Close at midnight after Crompton reported fighting at her home. When officers got to the address there was no fight and Crompton told them: ‘I just wanted to talk.’”

Michael Woosnam, defending, told Blackpool magistrates: “Over the months she has received a considerable amount of tolerance from the emergency services. She lives a somewhat isolated life and sometimes the friend she turns to is alcohol.

“She is an intelligent and articulate person at heart.”

After the hearing, Crompton said: “I went on the programme to draw attention to problems people need help with.”

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