Bail re­fused for an ‘un­ac­cept­able risk’

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A 19-YEAR-OLD Ju­bilee Pocket woman has been re­fused bail after ap­pear­ing in the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court charged with two counts of as­sault­ing or ob­struct­ing po­lice.

An­gela Michelle Winn was brought to court in po­lice cus­tody on Mon­day morn­ing, fol­low­ing her ar­rest in Ju­bilee Pocket ear­lier that day.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Smith said bail was op­posed and she noted that Winn had “a num­ber of other mat­ters for court on Oc­to­ber 24 in Mackay”.

Mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist cut her off.

“Don’t tell me she’s re-lo­cated here,” he asked.

“They should save them­selves the time of driv­ing to the beach and just stop in here [at court] on the way,” he said.

Duty lawyer Sher­rie Meade made an ap­pli­ca­tion for bail, ar­gu­ing that for the sake of to­tal­ity all of the of­fences should be dealt with at once.

But Ms Smith said her con­cerns were the “sig­nif­i­cant mat­ters” cur­rently out­stand­ing, with of­fences of July 4, Au­gust 24, Oc­to­ber 7 and now Oc­to­ber 13, be­fore the court.

Mr St­jern­qvist noted the of­fences of Oc­to­ber 13 were com­mit­ted just six days after the pre­vi­ous batch.

He said Winn had pre­vi­ously failed to ap­pear when re­quired and he ruled she was an “un­ac­cept­able risk”.

Winn will re­main in cus­tody un­til her next court ap­pear­ance on Oc­to­ber 24.

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