Autistic Nelson woman in ‘foul-mouthed tirade’ after vodka binge

Burnley Magistrates Court
Burnley Magistrates Court

A WOMAN who came out with a drunken, foul mouthed tirade in the street in the early hours was autistic, a court heard.

Pennine magistrates were told Abbie Gregory had great trouble expressing herself and had no concept of time.

Gregory, said to have had half a litre of vodka, was hostile and aggressive to police, was using racist and offensive language and was shouting and swearing in the 4-10 a.m. outburst.

The defendant was taken home, but a short time later a call was made from her address, telling police she was causing problems. Gregory was in the street again and was shouting that she hated her mother and it was all her fault.

Gregory, who was on a crown court suspended sentence for burglary, admitted being drunk and disorderly on August 23rd. The defendant (20), of Trent Road, Nelson, was given a six-month conditional discharge.

Mr Ian Bonney, for Gregory, said she had difficulty communicating. She would not have realised it was the early hours of the morning. Gregory did not go out often.

The solicitor said the defendant had qualifications, but found it impossible to get work. He added: “There is no structure in her life at present, which exacerbates her chaotic lifestyle.”