A SKIPTON woman who caused a disturbance at the town's bus station in the early hours of the morning has admitted being drunk and disorderly.

Sophie Dawson, 21, of Burnside Crescent, was out with friends in Skipton on Saturday, September 2.

Police were alerted to a disturbance at just after 4am in Keighley Road and found Dawson shouting and swearing in the street.

Officers tried to calm her down but she remained agitated, arguing with people and telling them to f*** off, said prosecutor Nadine Clough at Skipton Magistrates' Court. Ms Clough said one of Dawson's friend spoke to the police and said her friend thought her bank card had been stolen.

Police arrested Dawson after she would not become calm. She was told if she cooperated she would only receive a caution but she would not comply and was charged with the public order offence.

In court, Dawson, who was unrepresented, said: "I was very drunk and I am very sorry about what happened. It was out of order. My hands are up," she said.

She said she was unaware she was offered a caution.

Magistrates gave her a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered she pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £26.