Mum’s curfew lifted for Christmas

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A WOMAN from South Tyneside is being allowed to spend Christmas with her son after her curfew was temporarily lifted.

Victoria Dawson appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court and asked for her electronic curfew’s rules to be relaxed over the festive period.

The 31–year–old, of Leighton Street, Westoe, South Shields, received the community order on September 27 after being 
found guilty of theft and possessing a controlled substance.

Leighton was ordered to remain indoors between the hours of 7pm and 7am until January 26 and reside at Donvale Road in Washington.

However, her teenage son lives with his grandmother at another address in Washington, and she wanted to spend the holidays with him.

Magistrates agree her curfew will now end at 7am on Christmas Eve and start again at 7pm on Boxing Day.

Then it will also be relaxed between 7pm on New Year’s Eve and 7pm on January 2.

Chairman of the bench, Gary Cracknell, said: “The court believes the best thing to do is to lift the curfew, and it will save a new box being installed at your mother’s home.”