Woman took monitoring box with her after row

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A woman unplugged the equipment box which monitored her tag and took it with her when she left home.

Gemma Heneghan had been ordered by a court to keep an overnight curfew at her address, but after arguments her mother kicked her out.

When officials from the firm which monitored tags went to investigate they found Heneghan had fled and the tag monitoring box was never seen again.

Heneghan, 24, formerly of Convent Crescent, Grange Park, pleaded guilty to breaching a court order.

She was sentenced to seven days jail and ordered to pay £80 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Cheryl Crawford, prosecuting, said Heneghan had been sentenced to an eight weeks curfew from 7pm to 6am at her address for theft of £740 of property, possession of amphetamine and failing to answer bail.

On November 24 last year Heneghan’s tag monitoring equipment box registered as unplugged. Officials who went to Heneghan’s address found her, the tag and monitoring equipment had gone.