Drunk woman fined for swearing at medics

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A WOMAN has been fined for swearing at paramedics who were trying to treat her.

The emergency services were called to Janette Bell’s home in Southport Parade, Hebburn, where she was lying unconscious outside.

When the 49-year-old woke up, she swore at the ambulance staff and asked them what they were looking at.

She pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said: “When she started to come to, she became abusive. She was clearly drunk, and was arrested after swearing at the paramedics.”

Bell, defending herself, apologised for her behaviour.

Magistrates fined her £35 and ordered her to pay £85 costs.