Collapse in court house delays proceedings
THE WHEELS of justice ground to a halt in Maclean Court House this morning when a defendant collapsed in the court room.
Court staff said the woman appeared to have a panic attack and collapsed.
"She appeared to be hyperventilating and having a fit," a staff member said.
"The police were really good, they nursed her right through it till the ambulance arrived."
There was a significant delay in hearings as the court closed down to wait for the ambulance.
"Our (Maclean's) ambulance was on a call out, so we had to wait for the Yamba vehicle to get here," the court spokeswoman said.