Aspiring Irish pop singer stole €1,500 worth of goods from Marks and Spencer
Published 10/05/2016 | 17:09
This is the aspiring pop singer and part-time model who has confessed to stealing more than €1,500 worth of goods from a local Marks and Spencer store.
Singer, producer and part-time model Amy Barbour appeared at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court last week to admit a charge of shoplifting.
Barbour (20), from Bangor, Co Down, faces a possible jail sentence for stealing clothes and household items worth £1,217 (€1,545) from M&S on March 18 this year.
Defence barrister Connor Holmes asked for sentencing to be adjourned for a probation report and applied for bail for Barbour, of Gray’s Hill in the seaside town.
Freeing Barbour but ordering her to come back to court on June 3 for her sentencing, District Judge Mark Hamill told the emotional model: “It’s for you to chase probation”.
Barbour appeared in court in a black dress with a grey cardigan.
The self-confessed thief has posted dozens of photographs of herself on social media and has broadcast a number of solo music tracks including songs called ‘Feel’, ‘Undress My Mind’ and ‘Kiss Me’.
In an online interview she described how she started writing and singing songs as a child before becoming a member of a local girl band.
“We did gigs across the country, did X-factor, the whole shabang, but I was kind of lying to myself, I always wanted to be a solo artist and always stood out from the rest of the girls in the band in terms of thinking, genre style, and my goals for the future.
“I quit after two years and started producing my own music, from then to now self teaching myself production has been amazing.
“It is like I have this amazing power now to express ME anytime, creating my own music from my heart, I became unstoppable.”
She added: “I love all kinds of music from blues to jazz, to 80s rock to indie, but I do specialise in light airy house music.
“I have also made techno, trance, french house.”