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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Glamour model's boob job excuse for missing probation meetings

A glamour model who assaulted two police officers in a drunken attack has been spared jail after telling magistrates she missed two probation appointments because she was getting a boob job in Belgium.

Sophie Dalzell photo
Sophie Dalzell

Sophie Pearl Dalzell, 20, was found guilty of assaulting the officers in Cumbria last year and was ordered to carry out community work and undergo supervision by probation officers.

However, she was hauled back to court and charged with breaching the order after probation staff claimed she failed to provide a reasonable excuse for missing the January meetings.

But Dalzell, who used to live in Workington but has since moved to Manchester, was cleared of the alleged breach by magistrates after producing a letter from a plastic surgeon during a day-long trial at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

It confirmed she was having a breast enlargement in Brussels at the time of the scheduled meetings.

The law states that defendants can miss a probation meeting but only for a valid reason and if proof, such as a letter from a doctor or employer, is given. An alleged breach of an order can result in the individual being brought back before the court and potentially being sent to prison.

Dalzell, a former pupil of St Joseph’s Catholic High School, hit out at probation chiefs after being cleared.

She said: “I’m just annoyed I have had to go through this when I haven’t done anything wrong. I went for a breast enlargement. They were fine about it at the time and now they have tried to breach me for it.”

The case comes barely a year after she was fined for refusing to wear an electronic tag in a separate case – claiming it would interfere with her adult TV work.

Dalzell, who has 11 previous convictions, was ordered to wear a tag for eight weeks in 2012 after failing to carry out community service for criminal damage.

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