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Brierley Hill woman behind bars while pensioner home raid case concludes
9:00am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
A BRIERLEY Hill woman who raided a pensioner's home because she was hungry has been remanded in custody.
Leanne Dovey, who has already been warned by a judge she is facing a spell behind bars, had been granted bail for the preparation of medical reports.
But the 26-year-old failed to keep an appointment for the report to be compiled and when she did not turn up on time at Wolverhampton Crown Court for a scheduled appearance a warrant was issued for her arrest.
She finally reported-in late to the court and Recorder Mark Warbey QC ruled she would now have to stay in prison to ensure the report would be available for her next appearance on Monday November 19.
Dovey, of Lower Derry Street, who has a number of "serious problems" relating to her alcohol abuse has admitted burgling the home of the 85-year-old man in Amblecote Road.
The court was told at an earlier hearing the victim went to investigate noises in the middle of the night and saw a figure jump out of a downstairs window.
Dovey, who had an accomplice, was arrested after investigating police officers recovered a drop of blood at the scene and that enabled her to be tracked down through DNA testing.
A lump hammer had been used to smash a window in the house while a wheelie bin had been moved against a wall to allow access to the property.
After her arrest Dovey told police she had little recollection of the offence because she had taken a cocktail of drink and drugs.