Traveller fined for abusing emergency services
A TRAIN traveller has been fined by magistrates because of her drunken behaviour while hurling abuse at emergency services who had been sent to help her.
Andrea Skervin, aged 53, from Clos Ty Bronna in Cardiff was travelling through Swansea on August 13.
Police were called to meet her off the 5.20pm train from Pembroke because she appeared to be drunk.
City magistrates were told she appeared to be unsteady on her feet and smelt of alcohol.
Staff had become concerned she was unable to look after herself but she began to hurl abuse at the emergency services as they tried to offer assistance at the station.
She repeatedly swore at police and paramedics.
John Clayton, for Skervin, said she had few previous conviction before she had pleaded guilty to this one for being drunk and disorderly.
Alun Williams, chairman of the bench said: “Behaviour of this nature will not be tolerated by the courts. Neither will your use of foul and disgraceful language from those who are there to help you.”