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Householder in Gaywood only let in police after threat to batter down door




Police wanting to speak to a man in Gaywood were refused entry to a home.

The stand-off went on for about ten minutes.

But householder Samantha Cook relented when officers said they would force entry, magistrates in Lynn were told on Thursday.

Prosecutor Denise Holland told the bench it happened at a property in Oak Circle on august 19.

"They weren't particularly interested in Miss Cook - it was a male in the property," she said.

"Miss Cook prevaricated for about ten minutes. When she was told they would be forcing down the door, she let them in."

Officers then found Cook in possession of 0.2g of cannabis.

The 45-year-old, now of Queen Elizabeth Avenue, pleaded guilty in court to possession of a class B controlled drug and obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty.

In mitigation, solicitor Ruth Johnson said: "She wasn't entirely appropriately dressed but it would have been better to say 'I'd like the opportunity to change'."

Cook was fined £50 and told to pay £34 victim surcharge.

There was no separate penalty imposed for the obstruction matter.



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