An Aberdeen woman has been branded “disgraceful” after making three hoax emergency calls in almost as many hours.
Elizabeth Slessor called paramedics to her Hardgate home on multiple occasions on Thursday, November 21.
But each time they arrived, she sent them on their way and denied having ever contacted 999.
At Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Slessor, 61, pleaded guilty to repeatedly phoning the service “in the absence of an emergency” and “for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety”.
Fiscal depute Lynzi Souter said the first call was made at 4.25pm that day.
“The accused stated she required an ambulance due to having lower back pain,” she said.
“An ambulance was despatched to the locus, which was her home address.
“Paramedics attended to treat the accused but she stated she could not remember contacting 999 and requested they leave.”
Slessor made two further calls to the emergency services that day – at 7.10pm and 8.03pm – asking for an ambulance because she had chest pain.
On both occasions, she again said she had no recollection of calling for help.
Her solicitor John McLeod described her behaviour as “truly astonishing”.
He said: “She has a number of health issues but none of that excuses her behaviour, this is disgraceful.”
Mr McLeod also said Slessor has been working to build up a support group and added: “Maybe that is beginning to get through to her.”
Sentence was deferred on Slessor, now of Bridge of Dee Court, for six months to allow her to be of good behaviour.