Drunk woman arrested in Sunderland hospital after lighting cigarette

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A woman who became abusive in front of shocked patients at Sunderland Royal Hospital has been told to pay £250 in fines and costs.

Drunk Helen Watson, aka Carr, was shouting and swearing and refused to leave on September 6, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Watson, 36, of Finchale Close, Hendon, was arrested after she lit a cigarette. She admitted being drunk and disorderly. Heather Bolton, defending, said: “She has absolutely no recollection of the events at Sunderland Royal Hospital. She only realised something had happened when she woke up in police custody.”