Lost Cat Lands Girl in Court

A TAGGED TEENAGER broke the rules of her curfew by going in search of her cat for over an hour, a court heard.

A 16-year-old-girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, left her Grays flat on the 28th October between 9pm and 10,05pm. The girl explained to presiding magistrate, Judge David Cooper that her cat had gone missing and was worried, as she was a house cat .

The girls absence from home was registered electronically due to being tagged and the authorities duly alerted.

The court also heard that the girl had failed to allow access to her home on several occasions and had breached several orders.

Her defending solicitor explained that the girl had now started college and was overcoming challenging circumstances to create order in her life.

Judge Cooper told the girl that he was impressed with the way she had attempted to turn her life around in difficult circumstances. He also complimented her on how she conducted herself in court and so was intent on giving her a chance.

She was given a conditional discharge.

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