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North Lynn woman's finger led to court




A drunken North Lynn woman with cocaine on her pushed her luck too far after repeatedly giving a rude gesture to police.

Savannah Collison, 31, showed a middle finger to officers as they patrolled Norfolk Street.

“One of the officers said she shouldn’t be putting her middle finger up. She was advised not to swear at members of the police,” said prosecutor Priscilla Afful-Mensah.

Door staff then told the officers that Collison had repeated the gesture as they walked away.

She swore at them and again gave them a middle finger as they ushered her away to speak to her again.

A search of her produced a wrap of white powder, later found to be cocaine.

Collison, of Loke Road, pleaded guilty to possession of a class-A drug and being drunk and disorderly in a public place yesterday.

In mitigation, she said: “I’ve not really got much to say.”

For the drug offence, she was fined £300 and ordered to pay £145 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

There was no separate penalty for the drunk and disorderly matter.



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