Police officer on trial for theft takes ill at court

Linda Totten

Linda Totten

A police officer who is awaiting trial for theft took ill at court earlier today (Wednesday) and had to be transported to hospital by ambulance.
Linda Totton (49) whose address was given as PSNI Enniskillen, is accused of stealing goods to an unknown value from a branch of Asda on 20 December 2013, and again four days later when an alleged £149.31 in goods was stolen from the same store.
Her trial was listed to begin at Dungannon Crown Court and the jury was sworn in, when the defence made an application to adjourn.
This was grounded on the principle of a fair trial, and was ultimately granted by Judge Neill Rafferty.
However a short time later, Totton, dressed in a burgundy track-suit and grey tee-shirt was reported to have become unwell and an ambulance attended the court house.
Around 40 minutes later she was taken from the court in a wheelchair, conscious and wearing burgundy rimmed dark glasses. She appeared to be alert and talking with ambulance staff.
The case has been adjourned until next month.

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