A WOMAN was left waiting for NINE HOURS for police to call at her home after she called cops to report a domestic abuse incident – and ended up facing a charge of assaulting an officer.

But Paxton Woodside was given the legal equivalent of a slap on the wrists for resisting or obstructing police during the incident at Ferrier Court in Troon on New Year’s Day last year.

Woodside, 29, appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to shouting and swearing at police, lashing out with her arms and striking a male officer on the head on January 1.

The court’s procurator fiscal depute said: "At 12.30am the accused contacted police regarding a domestic incident involving her partner. 

"At 9.21am, police attended the accused’s home address.” 

Sheriff Desmond Leslie asked: “Police attended nine hours later - for a domestic incident?”   

The fiscal did not respond directly to the sheriff’s comment but continued: “He was found in the home address in breach of bail conditions and he was then arrested. 

“They began taking details from the accused. The accused did not seem to understand the seriousness of the incident, it was stated, and became hostile. 

“She shouted ‘get the f*** out my house’ and refused to engage. 

“She was warned about her conduct, while two young children were present, but continued shouting and swearing. 

“She began lashing out with her arms and caught one of the officers in the face. 

“She was warned a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal but not taken into custody.” 

Defence solicitor Tony Currie said: “She has no record and nothing outstanding. This was a difficult relationship and she was subject to abuse. 

“[The relationship] is clearly at an end now, and she is in a new relationship – a really positive one.  

"A nervous laugh was taken the wrong way by police, which caused things to descend.  

“It is her first offence. There’s been nothing before and nothing since.”  

Woodside was admonished and dismissed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 12.05am on Sunday, January 1, 2023, officers received a report of someone breaching their bail conditions.

“Safety checks were carried out and just before 2am a call was made to the caller to advise of a delay in attending, with suitable advice given.

“Responding to 999 calls is always our highest priority and where a person needs immediate help, we will make a detailed assessment of the associated threat, harm, risk and vulnerability, to ensure the right help is dispatched, as quickly as possible."

It was not stated in court whether the initial call was made to 999 or to the 101 non-emergency number, and police told the Advertiser they were unable to confirm which was used.