Man’s daily walk to continue


An Emu Plains man charged with break and enter, shoplifting, and goods in custody offences will still have to report daily after his bail amendment request was refused.

Joel Smith fronted Penrith Local Court on Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty to the break and enter and goods in custody and guilty to shoplifting.

Despite having to walk from Emu Plains to Penrith every day, Magistrate Roger Clisdell denied Mr Smith’s request to reduce his reporting days.

“It’s keeping him fit isn’t it,” he said?

“It will stop him doing anything naughty in the meantime.”

The matters were adjourned for hearing on July 14 and 19.

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Alena Higgins

Alena Higgins is the Weekender’s Court Reporter