Blackpool woman kept in touch with teenager

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A Blackpool woman broke the terms of a banning order by keeping in touch with a 15-year-old girl.

Deborah Louise Lyons, 47, of Manchester Road, Blackpool, admitted two offences of keeping the 15-year-old away from a responsible person.

The first was on March 31 when the woman and the teen – who cannot be named for legal reasons – left the Number Three pub together. The second was on April 30 when the teenager was in Blackpool on a trip with care workers.

She disappeared and was traced to Lyons’ home by police. Lyons denied the girl was there but police found her in a bedroom.

Robert Castle, defending, said Lyons had been given a Children and Young Persons Act order forbidding her from having any contact with the girl in October 2015. The contact was at the instigation of the girl.