A WOMAN who called the police at 9.30am ended up being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Blackburn magistrates heard that after her arrest police realised Rose Robertson was also wanted for two offences of shoplifting.

Robertson, 41, of Pine Street, Nelson, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly, stealing washing tablets worth £60 and a mop worth £30 both from Wilko. She was fined £40 and ordered to pay £90 compensation, £85 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

Paul Sumner, prosecuting, said police went to Pine Street after receiving the call from Robertson.

She was arguing with a man accusing him of drinking alcohol.

“She was drunk and became abusive to the officers as soon as they arrived,” said Mr Sumner.

Gareth Price, defending, said his client had called the police because she felt she was the victim of a crime.

“The police did the best they could to help but she didn’t do herself any favours,” said Mr Price.