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Woman pleads guilty to nine charges, including stealing a car

18-year-old also attacked woman in Ramsey

A court’s heard an 18-year-old from the North of the Island carried out a string of crimes with her 27 year old boyfriend.


Melissa Sarah Brew of Cronk Elfin in Ramsey appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas courthouse for sentencing.


She'd pleaded guilty to a total of nine charges over separate incidents which took place on 26 September and 2 October.


Prosecution advocate Hazel Carroon told the court in September, Brew and her boyfriend stole a car in Ramsey and drove it to Sulby where she stole money and potatoes from a farm shop before abandoning the vehicle when it ran out of petrol.


They stole another car and drove that to Kirk Michael, where Brew shoplifted a bottle of wine before they continued to Peel and abandoned the car – the court heard Brew posted photos inside the stolen vehicles to Snapchat.


When she was arrested, she struggled with police, kicking one officer in the groin.


On 2 October, she attacked a woman in Ramsey, punching her in the head and pulling her hair before screaming and shouting outside a shop her victim took refuge in.


Police officers had to spray her with incapacitant twice as she was taken into custody.


Mrs Hughes imposed 24-week jail term, suspended for two years.


Brew was banned from the roads for a year, and from entering licensed premises or purchasing alcohol for six months.


She was also ordered to pay £521 in compensation and prosecution costs.

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