A WOMAN has been denied a request to have her bail conditions relaxed to allow her to do Airbnb as police believe she wanted to get closer to her ex-partner who they said she is “obsessed” with.
Lorna Wylie (37) of Feddan’s Road, Garvary is currently on bail on charges of breach of a restraining order, two counts of harassment, failing to stop for police, resisting police, and two counts of obstructing police.
The charges related to allegations she has been harassing her ex-partner and his new girlfriend, with claims she has shown up at his place of work and at both their homes in the Lisbellaw area. The police charges relate to an incident where Wylie was stopped travelling in direction and allegedly told officers she was not Lorna Wylie before driving away.
As part of her bail conditions Wylie is required to stay out of the village of Lisbellaw, as defined by the 30mph zone. She appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court to apply for a variation on her current bail, asking to be allowed into a house she owns in the village so she can rent it out on Airbnb.
Wylie’s defence team produced a map showing the defendant would not need to travel near the complainants’ homes or place of work to access the house.
Barrister Ciaran Roddy said the defendant, who is currently living with her mother, wanted to make money to be self-sufficient.
Police objected to the application, stating they believed it was an attempt by Wylie to get closer to the complainants. They said Wylie had shown what appeared to be an obsession with her ex-partner, and were objecting to the application for the complainant on the basis of their safety.
District Judge Peter Prenter said he was not minded to grant the application, telling Wylie she had the right to appeal the decision at the High Court.
He recommended, to support any further application, she provides some evidence she had been setting the house up as a business. He also suggested she could employ someone to carry out the duties relating to renting out the house.
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Posted: 9:08 am April 25, 2019