Image caption, Andrea Lloyd had to wait 11 months for the case to reach the courts
Woman falsely sued for breaking Covid lockdown rules, said she suffered "torture ".
West Mercia agents visited Andrea Lloyd 's home in Rubery, Worcestershire, on November 2020, while her ex-partner was dropping off their son.
She was fined for breaking the rules of mixed households and brought to justice when she refused to pay - but the The case was closed on the day it was due to be heard.
The force said its officers faced "unprecedented circumstances ".
The restrictions on at the time allowed two households to be linked "for informal care " for a child aged 13 or under.
The Crown Prosecution Service said: "After having reviewed the details of this case, we concluded that it did not meet our legal test for prosecution, and it was dropped. "
Ms Lloyd said two police knocked on her door minutes after arrivalof her ex-partner and she tried to explain that he was part of their bubble of support.
But she said: "They wouldn't listen to rhyme or reason . "
A £ 200 fine was then imposed, but the 44-year-old caregiver refused to pay her and said: " I knew I was not wrong . I had researched the regulations.
"I am a key worker. So I know what's right and I know what's wrong. "
When she received a subpoena for non-payment of the 'fine, she said: "I was really scared, really, really worried and worried.
After an 11-month wait, which she said was " torture ", she went to Worcester Magistrates' Court to have her case heard.
" The Crown Attorney did not show up, so a lawyer had to replace him and he immediately said that we had not violated at all, it's unnecessary and says we think the case should be closed. "
She said she gave a " loud cry "and that she was very relieved, but the experience had left her "very, very, angry " and wanted an apology from the force.
Police in West Mercia said it "will abide by the court ruling ".
"Officers faced unprecedented circumstances during the lockdown restrictions and we tried to find the right one balance between education and use of legislation "he added.
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