Woman released on Monday, jailed again on Wednesday

A mother of three who was arrested for shoplifting while on bail was remanded in custody at Derry Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

According to her solicitor, Dawn Robinson of Glenbeg Walk in Limavady, breached “the vast majority of her bail conditions.”

The court heard that Robinson (26) was granted bail last Friday on charges of burglary and possession of a class C controlled substance following an incident on October 31.

However on Tuesday of this week she was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from Peacocks store in Limavady.

Granted police bail she came to the attention of police again that evening when she failed to pay a taxi fare from Limavady to Derry, an address her bail conditions prohibited her from attending.

The defendant’s solicitor told the court: “There are a number of breaches.

“My client has no clothes and took a taxi to her former partner’s address not knowing he had been remanded in custody. She had no money to pay the fare and expected he would be there to do so. This left her with no way back to Limavady and my client was arrested having presented herself to the Simon Community seeking accommodation for the night.”

Judge Barney McElholm said: “On Monday she was released from custody and on Tuesday she was arrested and street bailed. On Tuesday night she breached a curfew by coming to the city, from which she is completely forbidden to be.”

Bail was revoked and Robinson is due back in court on November 28