23 Mar 2015

Woman must stay away from people under 16

1:47 pm on 23 March 2015

A Christchurch woman has been remanded on bail but is not allowed to have contact with anyone under the age of 16.

Margaret Dodds, 59, was released from Christchurch Women's prison on bail in September last year on the same condition.

However, she breached that in February this year, when she approached two children, aged eleven and six, in the cafe of Christchurch's Princess Margaret Hospital.

The court heard that the children were very upset and distressed by the event.

Dodds was remanded on bail until sentencing in July, but will be taken into custody if she breaches conditions again.