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Hearing involving Red Lodge teenager who stole from elderly lady adjourned to allow time for doctor's report




A hearing involving a teenager who stole from an elderly lady has been postponed to allow for a doctor's report.

Lewis Falco, 19, of Red Lodge, pleaded guilty at a hearing last year to one count of burglary and three counts of fraud by misrepresentation.

The incident on August 19 last year saw Falco enter the property of a 70-year-old lady in Barrow after offering her garden work.

Ipswich Crown Court.
Ipswich Crown Court.

After he left the house, the lady noticed her purse, containing cash and cards, was missing from the table in the hallway.

Falco was arrested the next day having been captured on CCTV at a McColls store, where he had used the stolen cards three times.

At a hearing in April, Falco's sentencing was adjourned after a psychology report found he had sought support for mental health difficulties over the past few years.

Lewis Falco, 19, had his case adjourned until September 6, to allow for a doctor's report.
Lewis Falco, 19, had his case adjourned until September 6, to allow for a doctor's report.

At the hearing, Judge Emma Peters said she would not be able to sentence Falco without reference to the Mental Health Act and an assessment as to whether he would need treatment.

At a hearing last Friday, which was also adjourned until today, the case was postponed to allow time for a second medical report.

Today, the case was adjourned until September 6, to allow time for the doctor carrying out the report to meet Falco in person.

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