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Nuisance call woman from Alness slapped with work order; persistent offender 'doesn't know why' she makes calls to cops

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Inverness Sheriff Court heard the case.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard the case.

A ROSS-shire woman who makes nuisance calls to 999 at the police control room in Dundee has been placed on a community payback order.

Elizabeth Gibson (22) of John Ogilvie House in Alness, formerly of Fortrose on the Black Isle, has been in and out of jail in recent years for similar offences.

She admitted making more nuisance calls between October 11 and 22.

Her solicitor Neil Wilson Sheriff Margaret Neilson at Inverness Sheriff Court she doesn't know why she makes the calls.

"But she is beginning to open up and talk about her difficulties. The difficulty is sometimes when she needs help it's not available and she goes off the rails.

"She wanders about all night aimlessly using cannabis. If restricted to her home address at night it may provide some structure."

He said she was already on supervision.

Sheriff Neilson ordered Gibson to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and placed her on a restriction of liberty order for six months between 10pm and 8am.

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