Woman with Ballymena address is accused of breaching ASBO which bans her from 'inconveniencing emergency services'

Woman with Ballymena address is accused of breaching ASBO which bans her from 'inconveniencing emergency services'

A WOMAN with a Ballymena address who is accused of breaching an ASBO which bans her from 'inconveniencing the emergency services' has made "full admissions" to breaching the Order.

Denise Gray (58), of High Street, is charged in relation to February 15 this year.

She appeared via video link from custody at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena.

Opposing bail, a police officer said at 1.30am Gray had phoned police claiming she had taken an "overdose" of prescription medication.

Police attended her address and she confirmed she had not taken an overdose.

The court heard she made "full admissions" to breaching her ASBO when interviewed.

The defendant had 89 previous convictions, the majority for 'telecommunications' offences; she was on a suspended jail sentence and there had been eight previous ASBO breaches.

Defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said the defendant had drink taken at the time.

The lawyer said the defendant had made "one isolated call" in over a year.

The solicitor said Gray had taken some medication and believed she had taken more than she should have.

District Judge Nigel Broderick granted bail in the sum of £500 and the defendant is not to possess a mobile phone.

The court heard the defendant should also engage with Mid & East Antrim Support Hub.

The case was adjourned to Ballymena Magistrates Court on March 10.