Falkirk curfew breaker's 'cold' leads to failure to appear at court

An offender who has repeatedly breached her curfew orders was excused attendance at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday because she had a cold.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:30 pm

Gemma Craft (31) had already admitted breaching her 8:00pm to 7:00am curfew in Firs Street, Falkirk, on April 15 last year, and in Ochil Street, Grangemouth on April 26, 2020.

She had also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner – arriving at a house uninvited and refusing to leave – at an address Park View Court, Camelon on March 12, last year and failing to answer the door to police officers at her 35 Midthorn Crescent, Falkirk home on April 28, 2020.

Craft did not appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday because she had a cold

Her solicitor told the court she had received a text message from Craft stating she was “still in bad shape” with a “nose and head cold” and an abscess.

Sheriff Derek Livingston noted Craft’s most recent social work report was “not bad” and fixed a further review for June 3.

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