A woman alleged to have abducted her 2-year-old granddaughter
from the Otago Farmers Market on Saturday will remain in
custody until her application for bail is heard in the
Dunedin District Court tomorrow.
Yvonne Annelie Skeet (47), sickness beneficiary, of Mosgiel,
faces an indictably-laid charge of abduction.
Her police-opposed application for bail began in court this
morning but was adjourned until tomorrow for a formal
psychiatric assessment, Judge Eddie Paul saying it was
''premature to consider bail at this stage''.
Skeet is alleged to have taken the child from the farmers
market about 12.30pm on Saturday.
The child was found by police ''safe and well'' at a South
Dunedin address on Sunday morning and has been returned to
the custody of Child, Youth and Family.