SCALES OF JUS­TICE At­ten­tion-seeker told lies to po­lice of­fi­cers

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AN AT­TEN­TION-SEEKER found her­self in the dock for re­peat­edly telling lies to the po­lice.

At Glas­gow Sher­iff Court, Mar­jorie Welsh ad­mit­ted falsely rep­re­sent­ing to two con­sta­bles that she wit­nessed a rob­bery on May 27.

The fis­cal de­pute told the court that the ac­cused was found to be ly­ing af­ter the cops checked CCTV and made in­quiries. When she was cau­tioned and charged for tem­po­rar­ily de­priv­ing the pub­lic of po­lice ser­vices, Welsh ad­mit­ted: “Two words – it’s wrong.”

The 42-year-old, of Baltic Street, also pleaded guilty to re­peat­edly call­ing 999 and 101 on July 21 and 22 this year to re­port that she had been as­saulted by an­other woman. She also pre­tend- ed that a fe­male known to her was at her home ad­dress in breach of bail con­di­tions. Of­fi­cers were ad­vised that Welsh had made up the claims, which was con­firmed af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The ac­cused later came clean to her lies.

Welsh’s de­fence lawyer stated: “There’s a men­tal health back­ground here.” Welsh was said to be in need of sup­port to bat­tle de­pres­sion and sui­ci­dal thoughts. She told her lawyer that she made the false claims be­cause she “ap­pre­ci­ates the at­ten­tion”.

Sher­iff Camp­bell handed Welsh a struc­tured de­ferred sen­tence. For six months the ac­cused will have to en­gage with the so­cial work de­part­ment and stay out of trou­ble. She will re­turn to court in May.

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