Leeds 999 caller said she wanted to 'slice someone's throat, drink their blood and fry their bodies'

A Leeds woman dialled 999 and was laughing hysterically when she  told the call handler she wanted to 'slice someone's throat, drink their blood and fry their bodies,' a court heard.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 4:45 pm

Natasha Dent also made racist comments before hanging up when she was told calls were monitored, Leeds Crown Court was told.

The call handler suspected Dent was drunk after calling emergency services and asking for police at 8.30am on New Year's Day.

Deborah Smithies, prosecuting said: "She gave her number and then told the call handler that she wanted to slice someone's throat, drink their blood and fry their bodies in a frying pan."

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Natasha Dent was arresterd on Lincoln Green Road at Burmantofts. Image: Google

Miss Smithies said Dent, of Latchmere Drive, West Park, Leeds, also made racist comments and told the call handler: '"'I will kill everyone, kids or not.' She was laughing hysterically throughout the call."

Miss Smithies added: "The call handler told her calls were monitored and she dropped the call. The call did disclose the address the call had been made from."

The court heard Dent, 34, had been at a man's home when she made the call.

Police went to the address and the man who lived there refused to cooperate.

Miss Smithie said police found Dent outside Heron Foods on Lincoln Green Road, Burmantofts.

Dent, who had cut her thumb with a knife before making the 999 call, was arrested and taken to hospital.

Dent, admitted threats to kill.

Dent, who has 11 previous convictions for 20 offences, including two offences of assault and one of violent disorder.

Sentencing Dent to an 18 month community order, Recorder Nicholas Lumley QC told her: "You said some wholly distressing and abusive things, using appaling language. The racist element in particular is grotesque.

"Their (call handlers) job is difficult enough without this sort of idiotic and distressing behaviour.

"When police found you, you were in a terrible state.

Recorder Lumley also told Dent she must take part in up to 30 rehabilitation days.