A woman has admitted wasting police time after claiming she was being held at gunpoint.
Nicola Ritchie, 37, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court having previously pleaded guilty by letter.
She admitted falsely representing to police she had been assaulted on a number of occasions, causing officers to devote time and services to investigating the claims.
Fiscal depute Karen Dow said Ritchie made numerous 999 calls on January 15, including one at 2.05am in which she claimed she was “being held at gunpoint”.
Defence agent Les Green said Ritchie’s husband had been arrested and she had been trying to get him out of custody.
He added she had been drinking and did not remember much of the incident.
Sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence on Ritchie, whose address was given in court papers as Bon Accord Court, Aberdeen, until September for her to be of good behaviour and for reports.