Drunk mother threw pot plants on visit to aunt

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A DRUNKEN mum was at a relative’s house when she started to throw plant pots and hurl threats to family members.

Tracey Smith had been drinking when she went to visit an aunt, with whom she had not spoken for a period of time.

Hartlepool Magistrate’s Court hear that the 47-year-old became abusive and started making threats against other family members.

Her behaviour, which also included theowing plant pots, sparked a call to the police from her concerned son.

When officers arrived she was abusive to them, and that led to her being arrested.

Prosecuting, Guy Prest, told Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court: “The defendant’s son contacted police because he was concerned about what might be happening as far as his mother was concerned.

“He told police that his mum was somewhat under the influence of alcohol and was making threats against other family members and wanted some assistance.

“Police attended and she was very intoxicated.

“There had been plant pots thrown and when officers had pitched up she was abusive to them as well.

“Her behaviour was such that it was appropriate for them to affect an arrest.”

Smith, of Jameson Road, in the Owton Manor area of Hartlepool, admitted breaching the peace on October 30.

Mitigating, John Relton said: “My client went to see an aunty with whom there had been a period where they had not spoken.

“This visit was not effective shall we say and my client left the house.

“She got back home and police came to her house and she was abusive to the officer.”

He added: “She is rather embarrassed she is here today and has had a night in the cells for her troubles.”

Chairman of the bench of justices Patricia Hutchison bound Smith over in the sum of £100 for six months for breaching the peace.

The defendant was told that she must refrain from using or threatening to use unlawful violence towards others.