A woman who threatened to shoot her stepfather and blow up a police station during a series of booze-fuelled 999 calls has been ordered to tackle her drink problem.
Kayleigh Thompson made four phone calls in the space of less than 90 minutes – and was arrested in the back lane of a street by an officer while still in conversation with the police call handler.
She was very intoxicated and could barely speakJohn McGlone, prosecuting
Thompson, of Richardson Avenue, South Shields, was given a 12-month community order by magistrates after admitting persistently using a public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety at an earlier hearing.
She must also comply with a six-month alcohol rehabilitation order.
John McGlone, prosecuting, said; “On Friday, June 5, she made numerous 999 calls to police.
“At 1.17am, she said her mother and stepfather were on their way back from Wales and she would kill her stepfather with a gun.
“She was very intoxicated and could barely speak.
“At 2.49am, she said she would kill herself and blow up the police station with a bomb.
“At 2.50am, police found her in the rear lane of John Williamson Street, South Shield.
“In interview, she said she didn’t have a gun, she just had a water pistol.”
Valerie Bell, defending, said: “She has a long history of serious problems with alcohol.
“An alcohol treatment order is something that she needs and she is willing to work with the probation service.”
Thompson was also given 40 days of rehabilitation activities.
She must also pay a fine of £25, as well as a criminal courts charge of £150, a £60 victim surcharge and £40 court costs.