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Woman who was asked to leave a River Island shop is awarded €7,500


A 22-year-old woman has been awarded €7,500 in damages after she was asked to leave a River Island Shop in Dublin. Jodie Hayes, a student and mother of one told the Circuit Civil Court that in May 2013 she had been with friends at River Island store in the Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin, when she was asked to leave the shop by security guard Wayne Mitchell.

She said when she asked him why, Mr Mitchell had told her ‘you know why’. The woman was left embarrassed in front of her friends and other customers. Ms Hayes, of Rory O’Connor House, Hardwicke Street Flats, Dublin, denies calling Mr Mitchell a “f**king a**hole,” and “thick sh*t”. Mr Mitchell told the court that the decision to bar Ms Hayes from the store had been made after she had been very abusive two weeks previous.

Ms Hayes said she did not know she had been barred. Judge Hannan, awarded Hayes €7,500 damages along with her legal costs, saying she had not suffered any significant injury out of this incident.

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