Bangor woman (64) is given jail warning

Bangor woman (64) is given jail warning

A 64-YEAR-OLD Bangor woman was warned by a judge that if she continues to "prey on the shopkeepers of this area, wheelchair or no wheelchair, mobility difficulties or no mobility difficulties," she will be jailed.

District Judge Mark Hamill was speaking to Jacqueline Devlin, of Donaghadee Road, who admitted stealing goods worth £89 from Tesco on January 13 this year.

A prosecutor told Newtownards Magistrates' Court the defendant was using a mobility scooter in Tesco at Springhill in Bangor and although she paid for some items others were not paid for.

The defendant said to police her head was "away with it" because her dog had died.

The court heard the defendant had a record and had previously received a suspended prison sentence and the judge varied it to run for another three years.

The defendant, who appeared at court via a video link from her solicitor's office, was also put on Probation for a year.