Woman is accused of 'obstructing a train' at Cultra

Woman is accused of 'obstructing a train' at Cultra

A WOMAN faces a charge that she 'by an unlawful act, or willful omission or neglect, obstructed or caused to be obstructed an engine or carriage using a railway, or aided or assisted therein'.

Kellie Gillies (33), of Enterprise Court, Bangor, is charged in relation to February 15 this year and she is also charged with being disorderly at Cultra Station.

The defendant also faces a number of other charges:

Being disorderly at the Ulster Hospital and resisting a police officer on May 4 last year.

Being disorderly at the Ulster Hospital and assaulting a police officer on July 24 last year.

She is accused of being disorderly at the Ulster Hospital and resisting a police officer on July 27, 2021.

Disorderly behaviour at the Ulster Hospital and resisting a police officer on August 7, 2021.

Disorderly behaviour at Upper Newtownards Road and resisting a police officer on September 1.

Disorderly behaviour at the Ulster Hospital; assaulting and resisting a police officer and attempted criminal damage to a police vehicle on September 9 last year.

Disorderly behaviour at the Ulster Hospital and resisting a police officer on September 10.

Disorderly behaviour at the Ulster Hospital and resisting a police officer on September 19 last year.

Disorderly behaviour at the Ulster Hospital on September 25, 2021.

Disorderly behaviour at the Ulster Hospital on October 6, 2021.

A defence lawyer told Newtownards Magistrates Court the defendant has "significant mental health difficulties and keeps acting out in public situations and coming to police attention."

The lawyer said a psychologist said "she is functioning at an age similar to that of a primary school child".

The lawyer said it was a "very, very, sad" situation.

A prosecutor said they were concerned if released on bail the defendant would continue offending.

District Judge Mark Hamill released the defendant on bail of £200 and to attend a health assessment.

He added: "If she comes before me again, particularly in relation to the Ulster Hospital, that will be torpedoed".

The cases have been adjourned to March 29.

  • Main picture: Cultra Train Station. Image: Google Street View.