Court lets Portsmouth woman be bridesmaid at wedding

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MAGISTRATES lifted a teenager’s curfew so that she can be a bridesmaid at a family wedding.

Victoria Hiscutt was given the curfew for offences of criminal damage in May.

It meant she had to wear an electronic tag and stay at home between 7pm and 7am from Thursdays to Sundays.

But the 19-year-old asked the magistrates to consider lifting it and removing the tag for the special occasion.

The eight-week curfew was due to finish later this month but the wedding is today, Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard.

Stephen Tricker, defending, said: ‘Miss Hiscutt would like to attend the wedding so the application is perhaps the court, in all the circumstances, would see its way clear to lifting the curfew requirement.’

He said Hiscutt, of Steerforth Close, Buckland, was desperate to go to the wedding in Cosham and the reception at the British Legion club in Cosham.

Chairman of the bench Robert Powell said: ‘Yes, we agree to lift the curfew. The curfew will end so you can go to the wedding.’