A WOMAN given 'one last chance' by magistrates after breaching a variety of court orders more than 20 times has appeared in court yet again.

As reported, on May 22, Sheila McGibbon was given an "opportunity" by magistrates after breaching her criminal behaviour order. But just days later, on May 28, she committed the same offence yet again.

McGibbon was ordered to comply with a series of restrictions – including not urinating in public and staying away from Christchurch town centre – as part of a five-year criminal behaviour order handed to her in August 2017.

But since then, the 52-year-old, who lives in Grand Avenue, Southbourne, has appeared in court numerous times for breaching the order.

On May 22, McGibbon appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court to admit two further breaches. The first happened in Purewell on April 26 when she was drunk in public and had an open can of alcohol. On May 18, she was seen drunk and urinating publicly in Park Gardens, Christchurch.

As she was sentenced to a fine of £100 – which was later written off due to 'time served – presiding magistrate Cyril Bishop told the defendant: "We're hoping that you can work through this. We really, really do.

"This is an opportunity. We've looked at your record and we're here to deal with the breaches of the order."

Although McGibbon has a "hell of a record", magistrates decided to give the defendant a "last try", Mr Bishop said.

But on May 28, McGibbon was found in a 'drunken state' in Bournemouth. She had an open can of alcohol with her and refused to leave when residents living nearby asked her to.

She returned to the magistrates' court the following day, May 29, to admit the offence, and was sentenced to a £50 fine and a £30 surcharge. Once again, both will be written off due to time served.

McGibbon was sentenced to the order after she was convicted of being drunk and disorderly.

It prohibits her from being in a state of drunkenness in a public place in Dorset or in possession of alcohol in public in Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Under the order, McGibbon also can't act in a manner that causes distress or annoyance to people in the two boroughs or urinate or defecate in a public place except for public toilets.

If asked to leave any premises in Bournemouth or Christchurch, she must do so. She also can't enter Christchurch town centre unless she is passing through on public transport.