Saturday 20 January 2018

Mum took package from a post box

Blanchardstown District Court
Blanchardstown District Court

A MOTHER of two who broke open a post box and took a package from it "wasn't in a proper state of mind" at the time.

Lyndsey Burnett (31) was on heavy medication as she is a diabetic and suffers from depression.

Judge David McHugh applied the probation act, saying he accepted Burnett was on heavy medication.

The defendant admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to damaging a post box and taking post worth €10 at Charlestown Shopping Centre in Finglas on July 29.


Sergeant Maria Callaghan said Burnett, of Charlestown Place in Finglas, was seen on CCTV getting off a lift at an apartment block and looking through the mail boxes.

She forced open the door to one of them and took a package from it. The damage to the mail box was €50.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said mother-of-two Burnett wasn't "in a proper state of mind".

He said Burnett, who has no previous convictions, recently came out of a relationship and "everything got on top of her". Burnett was also on heavy medication as she suffers from diabetes and depression.

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