Girl told court ‘lock me up’

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A TEENAGE girl who asked magistrates to keep her in custody after she walked into Blackpool police headquarters and confessed to breaching her bail was granted her wish.

Siobhan Johnson, 19, of Hornby Street, Bury, admitted failing to comply with bail conditions.

She was remanded in custody until June 13 by Blackpool magistrates.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Johnson had pleaded not guilty to an offence of assault and an offences of damage and was due for trial at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates’ Court on June 25.

She had been bailed on the condition she lived and slept at her given address on Hornby Street and kept a 10pm to 7am curfew there.

But Johnson walked into Blackpool central police station on Tuesday and said she had spent the previous four night at an address in Blackpool and was breaching her bail.

Steven Townley, defending, told magistrates: “My client wishes to be remanded in custody.

“She says if she was bailed she would be likely to breach her bail, not attend her trial and commit offences.”