A DRUNK single mum shouted and swore in the street on the anniversary of her late sister's birthday, telling a court it was just a 'one-off'.

Paula Slemp appeared before magistrates in Worcester yesterday where she admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

Police were called to Borrowdale Drive in Warndon, Worcester where the defendant lives on October 26, receiving reports of a disturbance.

Kerry Lovegrove, prosecuting, said: "Police got there and found the defendant was in the street. She was shouting and swearing. It was noticed by the officers she was extremely intoxicated. She was given advice about going inside but refused to do so she was arrested.

"She explained it was the anniversary of her sister's birthday who passed away two years ago."

Slemp told officers she had been diagnosed with PTSD, saying she had 'turned to drink which led to that behaviour'.

Slemp has eight convictions for 25 offences although the last matter recorded against her was from 2005.

The mother-of-two, who represented herself at the hearing, said: "It was a one-off." She accepted, when it was put to her by magistrates, that it had been 'an emotional day'.

Magistrates gave her credit for her early guilty plea and thanked her for entering it at the earliest opportunity.

They fined her £40, reduced from £60 to reflect her early guilty plea.