Woman who did not pay taxi fare jailed

Derby Magistrates' Court
Derby Magistrates' Court

A 33-year-old Ilkeston woman, who has previous criminal convictions, has been set to prison for failing to pay a taxi fare.

Marie Westwood, of Muskham Avenue, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on October 15 where she was sent to prison for seven weeks.

On August 24 she got a taxi from Derby to Ilkeston and made off without paying.

Magistrates gave Westwood a jail term because of her previous convictions which had seen her serve time in custody.

She was also in breach of a licence , did not comply with a community order for another offence and failed to surrender to custody.