Runcorn woman jailed for litany of anti-social crime Date published: 1st May 2019 11.19am

A Runcorn woman has been jailed for 20 weeks after being sentenced for three separate incidents.

Heleana Robertson, 42, of Cunningham Drive, Runcorn, was jailed at Warrington Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to two counts of being drunk and disorderly, outraging public decency, two counts of racially aggravated provocation of violence, failing to answer bail and breaching a suspended sentence.

The first incident happened on Church Street, Runcorn, when a receptionist at a business on the street reported that a woman had been urinating on the street near to their premises.

CCTV showed Robertson urinating on the pathway on Saturday 23 February and also on Thursday 28 February, when she also discarded a sanitary towel.

When the receptionist challenged her about the behaviour Robertson said she was “just sorting herself out”. She was later arrested for outraging public decency.

The second incident happened on Friday 8 March after police were called to an address on Beaconsfield Road, Runcorn. Robertson had refused to leave an address when asked and was found drunk by officers who attended.

They asked her to leave and when she refused she was initially arrested for breaching the peace. She was then removed from the property and she began to shout and swear in the street so she was further arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

When she was placed in the police van she continued to be verbally abusive and began to make racist remarks to a black female officer. When in police custody she threatened to slit an officer’s throat.

The final incident happened on Friday 5 April when police were called to the Derby Pub, on Widnes Road, Widnes, after a report of a drunken woman who was being abusive to other customers, refusing to leave and drinking her own alcohol in the pub.

When officers arrived they found Robertson lying in the foyer of the pub. Officers managed to get her out of the pub and were walking her down the road when she started to become abusive towards officers who then arrested her for being drunk and disorderly.

PC Chris Nicholls said: “This conviction reflects the dedication and hard work of the officer’s at Runcorn. I welcome the sentence imposed by the courts which reflects the constant level of offending behaviour displayed by Robertson. She will now have ample time to reflect on her actions and consider the implications that they have on the public.”