A Llansantffraid woman "deliberately" lay down on a road and "threw a tantrum", a court heard.

At Welshpool Magistrates' Court Alison Wall, 45, of Cae Vyrnwy, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, admitted wilfully obstructing a highway.

Ms Tench, prosecuting, said at 9.50pm on Monday, May 13, police received a call from Wall that a motorcycle had been flagged down.

She was asked repeatedly if she was unwell. She was "deliberately lying in the road," Ms Tench said.

She ignored officers and "threw a tantrum", magistrates heard.

She became "abusive and aggressive" and made comments about the police and courts, the prosecution said.

Wall had gone on a walk, despite having a curfew, and said: "I didn't want to be on my own."

She didn't remember why she was on the road. Wall suffered from stress and depression and had not been taking her medication, magistrates heard from Ms Tench.

Paul Inns, defending, said Wall pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity and and was as co-operative in the police interview as she could have been.

Mr Inns said she had mental health as well as alcohol issues and was due to see a psychologist and psychiatrist.

"The issues are in the process of being addressed," he told magistrates.

"It's fair to say there is an issue with the curfew order," said Mr Inns

Magistrates fined Wall £50. She was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and court costs of £85, totalling £165.

Chair of the bench Nick Powell said that she should accept any help she was offered.

He said: "Grab anything you can. That's the advice from the bench."