Teenage girl locked up for court gig­gles

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A TEENAGE girl had the smile wiped from her face when a judge locked her up - for laugh­ing in court.

Jade Fran­cis, 19, con­tin­u­ally gig­gled as she stood in the dock ac­cused of re­fus­ing to give ev­i­dence at a trial.

Judge Recorder Greg Bull asked her: “Do you think this is all a joke?”

He then told prison of­fi­cers to take her down to the cells at Cardiff Crown Court.

Fran­cis, of Rum­ney, Cardiff, was taken to court for fail­ing to an­swer her wit­ness sum­mons in a bur­glary trial.

She was locked up for a day and told she will have to give ev­i­dence when the trial is held.

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