A DRUNKEN woman was arrested after going to see the wife of a man she said had offered to pay her for sex.
Police found Maureen Heslop in the other woman’s home in South Shields on the evening of February 23.
When they asked the 41-year-old to leave, she began to swear at them and was arrested, the magistrates were told.
Heslop, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Glenda Beck, prosecuting, said: “When the officers got to the house, they spoke to the landlord.
“He said the defendant was inside and wasn’t the tenant.
“She was drunk, and they asked her to leave, but she continued being abusive and struggled with them.”
Val Bell, defending, said: “She’s 41, and unfortunately doesn’t have an address or a job at the moment.
“She had been out drinking and was propositioned by a man she knows.
“He offered her money in return for sexual favours.
“She took exception to that and went round to see his wife – who called the police.”
Magistrates gave Heslop a six-month conditional discharge and ordered her to pay a £15 victim surcharge.