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Man referred to mental health court for trespass at Government House

A man who trespassed onto Government House to speak to the Governor was sent yesterday to Mental Health Treatment Court.

Magistrates Court heard that Danyon Looby, 46, went to the grounds of Government House on February 21 and tried to speak to Rena Lalgie, the Governor.

But Government House security learnt that he did not have an appointment with Ms Lalgie, the deputy Governor, Alison Crockett, or any Government House staff.

Security escorted Looby off the Pembroke property, but he returned to the grounds in the early hours of March 5 and again asked to see the Governor.

Security officers demanded that he leave the premises or face trespassing charges but Looby refused and he was arrested.

The court heard that Looby, of no fixed abode, suffered from physical and mental health problems.

He said that he went to visit Ms Lalgie for help with these problems.

Looby added: “No one wants to help me. I don’t want to die.”

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson referred Looby to Mental Health Treatment Court and adjourned the case until April 28.

She released him on $1,000 bail and ordered him to stay with family until his court date and to stay away from the Governor and Government House.

Ms Anderson also ordered Looby to undergo a social inquiry report, a drug assessment and a mental health assessment.

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