A DRUNKEN woman trying to make her way home to Accrington ended up being arrested on Northampton railway station.

Blackburn magistrates heard Wendy Allonby dropped a bottle of vodka on the platform and police, who were concerned she may fall onto the tracks, arrested her.

Allonby, 32, of Norfolk Close, Clayton-le-Moors, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly. She was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge.

Alex Mann, prosecuting, said police initially tried to help Allonby with her ticket and finding out where she was going.

"She was in no fit state to co-operate other than saying she had paid £100 for her ticket," said Mrs Mann.

She was staggering and it was dangerous for her to be near the railway lines in that state."

Allonby said she had a "problematic relationship" with alcohol and at the time of the incident on May had relapsed.

"I am trying to get my life back on track," she said.

"I am working with Inspire and I am hoping to go into rehabilitation."