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Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at Swindon: Quinn

Case No: F00SN197

At Swindon County Court

2 April 2020



District judge Peter Hatvany


Swindon Borough Council


Sophie Quinn


The Claimant was represented by Amy Scott and the second defendant Sophie Quinn (SQ) appeared in person
On 1 April the second Defendant SQ was arrested for breach of an injunction granted on 4th June 2019 prohibiting her from attending her mother’s property at 65 Poplar Avenue, Swindon.
This was the third breach the Defendant having admitted previous breaches on the 4th December 2019 and 11th March 2020.
At a hearing on 31st December SQ sentenced to two weeks in custody suspended on compliance.
At a hearing on 27th March 2020 SQ was given a further sentence of 7 days and warned that there would be serious consequences if there were to be a further breach,
The third breach occurred three days later on 1 April 2020.
SQ was advised about her right to silence and right to seek legal advice, (as she had been advised on all previous occasions) but that credit would be given if the court were able to deal with the matter today rather than adjourn and put the Claimant to proof in which case the court would be minded to remand SQ in custody in the interim,
SQ admitted the breach.
The court activated the two week suspended sentence given on 3pt December 2019 and added a further 14 days for the further breach but gave credit of two days for the night spent in custody.
The court imposed an immediate custodial sentence of 26 days.

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