A WOMAN was arrested by officers at a caravan park after she made threats to police over the phone, a court heard.

Sandra Dixon, 49, was hauled before magistrates after she made several threats to police both over the phone and when they attended the caravan park, off Barrow's Schneider Road.

She pleaded guilty to using disorderly or insulting words when she appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court.

Prosecutor Lee Dacre told the court it happened on July 31.

He said: "At about 3.05pm police received a 999 call to Schneider Road from a female making threats.

"When they attended she was shouting and swearing at police.

"She was warned about her behaviour, with a family coming past nearby, but continued to swear and be abusive to


"In her police interview she said she had been drinking during the day.

"She accepted there was a verbal argument with another residents at the caravan park about matters posted on Facebook."

Michael Graham, defending, said: "She had a disagreement with some people who were residents in the area

"She thought she was being harshly treated.She accepts while in drink she let her tongue slip a bit."

Magistrates, led by chair of the bench Stephen Sim, sentenced her to a year-long conditional discharge.

"If you do something again it will be brought back here," Mr Sim warned her.

Magistrates also told Dixon, of Hawke Street to pay a £21 surcharge to fund victim services and court costs of £85.