16 Monday, 27 July 2009 London Lite Horrified gran finds shes on the wanted list in France Schoolgirl playwright, 17, debuts at top London theatreA SCHOOLGIRL is set to have a play staged in one of the capitals most prestigious theatres. Anya Reiss, 17, wrote her first play, Spur Of The Moment, while she was on the Royal Court Theatres young writers programme. It will be performed at the Sloane Square Theatre next year. The expletive-strewn drama centres on 12-year-old Delilah, warring parents Nick and Vicky and lodger Daniel, who is brought in to ease the familys financial difficulties. Ms Reiss said the play was not autobiographical. She said: When you are 17, family is the thing you see having the most power in peoples lives. Dominic Cooke, artistic director of the Royal Court, said: Anyas play is funny, shocking and wise beyond her years. by georgina littlejohnA LONDON grandmother has become a wanted woman in France for a conviction she did not know she had. French authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Deborah Dark for a drugs offence she was acquitted of 20 years ago. The 45-year-old from Richmond, south-west London, was arrested in France in 1989 after police found several kilos of cannabis in her car. She blamed her boyfriend at the time and was cleared by a French court, but the prosecution appealed without telling her and the following year she was found guilty and sen- tenced to six years in prison. She managed to travel back and forth to France several times over the following two decades, unaware she was a convicted criminal. In 2005, a European Arrest Warrant was issued by the French authorities for Ms Dark to be returned to serve her jail term, but neither she nor her lawyer were made aware of this. She said she first knew she was a wanted woman when she travelled to Turkey in 2007 and was arrested at gunpoint at the airport. But the authorities couldnt give her a reason, and British police were unable to find any warrants against her. Then last year, she was arrested in Spain while with her daughter and held in custody for a month until a court refused to extradite her. When she returned to the UK she was arrested by British police at Gatwick airport and bailed but her extradition was also rejected. Ms Dark said: Its destroyed me. If I leave the country I will be arrested because Im still on the European Arrest Warrant. Convicted: Deborah was jailed in her absence Inbrief Sellingahouse? Onyourbike... AN estAte agent is considering ditching its cars in favour of electric bicycles. Winkworth, which has 56 offices and more than 225 agents in London, is testing the rechargeable electric Gocycles. Will Yule, director of Winkworths Knightsbridge office, said the bikes were a greener mobility alternative. Ticket inspector jailed for fraud A ticKet inspector has been jailed for 10 months after using the bank details of passengers he had fined to buy four Playstations, seven phones and two vacuum cleaners. emmanuel Odoucha, a former inspector at east croydon train station, used the credit card details to buy goods on the internet. Led rocker Plant in car collision WiLDMAN rocker Robert Plant pranged his Audi 8 sports car in a collision with a car driven by a drugs counsellor. the Led Zeppelin frontman, 60, crashed at a junction in north-west London. the other driver, Richard Grant, who works for the charity turning Point, suffered whiplash and his car was written off. H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html