A NINETEEN- year old girl has been sentenced to two months in prison after an electronic monitoring tag was damaged.
Shirley Marie Reilly (19) of Main Street, Lisnaskea appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with criminal damage to a tag belonging to G4S.
On July 28th 2018, the electronic tag which Reilly should have been wearing was missing, and the defendant claimed it had been cut off without her knowing.
The court heard that the G4S tag which was damaged was valued at £180.50.
Defence barrister Stefan Rafferty said the tag formed part of her licence conditions, and Reilly has already spent time in custody and is due to be released soon, and asked the judge not to doubly punish her by effecting the releasing date, but to reflect the seriousness of the offence.
District Judge Michael Ranaghan said it was a sad fact that someone so young has spent time in custody, adding she is due to be released in one month.
Judge Ranaghan sentenced Reilly to spend two months in prison, warning Reilly to ‘do something to get back on track.’
Posted: 9:02 am March 6, 2019