Drunken Grangemouth offender bad mouthed English cop who had come to 'rescue' her

Police officers responding to a call concerning a woman screaming for help were instead greeted by a drunken, foul mouthed unwelcome guest.

By Herald Reporter
Sunday, 11th October 2020, 4:40 pm

Officers sped to the premises in Camelon believing there was a woman in trouble inside the flat and used a ramming device to batter their way through the door when there was no response from within.

Instead of a damsel in distress they found Ashley Graham (30) lying drunk on the floor.

When she was asked to leave she then turned her anger upon an officer with an English accent and immediately hurled racist insults and slurs at him.

Police had to ram their way into the premises to find Graham lying drunk on the floor

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Graham, 40 Haig Street, Grangemouth, pled guilty to acting in a racially aggravated manner in Wall Street, Camelon on January 13.

Procurator fiscal depute Heather Galbraith said: “Police were called to the address regarding the sound of a female shouting for help and there being an ongoing disturbance.

“Officers attended and knocked on the door and shouted through the letterbox to no reply. They then forced entry into the flat to check the welfare of the woman and found the accused lying on the bedroom floor.

“She appeared to be intoxicated and there was no one else there. She was asked to leave the premises as the flat didn’t belong to her. She immediately became abusive towards an English police officer, shouting at him to get away from her.”

Sheriff Derek Hamilton placed Graham on a supervised community payback order for two years.