Woman ‘in grip of an horrific addiction’

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A woman has clocked up her 17th offence of being drunk and disorderly this year.

Antonia Marshall called a police officer a pig and said she smelt of bacon when the officer merely said hello to her on Blackpool Promenade.

Marshall, 33, of Station Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

She was fined £150 and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge, but could not pay immediately and was sentenced to a day’s detention in the cells, instead of the financial penalties, by District Judge Meirion Lewis-Jones sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Brett Chappell, defending, said: “She is in the grip of an horrific addiction to alcohol.

“She is committed to successfully combating her addiction.”