Drunk Hebburn woman threatened to kill police

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A WOMAN who was found drunk in a garden and told police ‘I will kill you’ has been hit with a court fine.

Officers were called to Hedgeley Road, Hebburn following reports of a woman causing a disturbance and found Rosemary Brown, 48, standing in a garden ‘swaying back and forth’.

The occupant of the house said she had asked Brown to leave and, when police tried to move her on, she hurled abuse at them.

Brown, of Naworth Terrace, Jarrow, admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Keith Laidlaw, prosecuting, said: “Police Brown standing in the garden. She was unsteady on her feet and swaying back and forth.

“When approached, she swore at the officers and told them ‘I will kill you’. She continued to be abusive and was arrested.”

Laura Johnson, defending, said: “She accepts her behaviour was unacceptable.”

Brown was fined £75 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.