Drunk woman caused row outside psychiatric unit

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A woman committed her 18th offence this year of being drunk and disorderly when she caused a disturbance outside a hospital’s psychiatric unit.

Antonia Marshall, 33, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and breaching a conditional discharge imposed for a similar offence.

She was fined £70 with £20 victims’ surcharge but could not pay immediately so she was ordered to spend a day in the court cells instead of paying the financial penalties by District Judge Pamela Baldwin sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police were called to Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Parkwood psychiatric unit on July 20 about 9.15pm. Marshall was drunk and 
refused to leave the area.

Brett Chappell, defending, said Marshall had gone to the hospital’s casualty unit with stomach pains.

After being discharged from there, she then went to the psychiatric until to ask for help.