Accused of Christmas Eve theft

A 32-year-old woman accused of theft and motoring offences has been remanded in custody.

Rosemary McDonagh, whose address was given as no fixed abode, was charged with the theft of more than £50 worth of food from Iceland on Christmas Eve. She is further charged with driving whilst disqualified, having no insurance and obstructing police on December 24.

An investigating officer told Derry Magistrates Court she believed she could connect McDonagh to the charges.

There were also two bench warrants executed in relation to charges in the Craigavon area from 2011.

A defence solicitor told the court there were two potential bail addresses but they had not been checked by police. One of these was in a caravan site at Springhill Park, Strabane.

He told the court his client had three young children and she has already spent Christmas away from them.

District Judge Peter King said it was not an appropriate application for bail and McDonagh was remanded in custody to appear in court again via videolink on January 9.