Teenage tearaway in court

A TEENAGE tearaway who threw a bottle at a glass window inside Ipswich police station has appeared at court.Jodi > Offord, of Schreiber Road, Ipswich, was sentenced at court yesterday > for a total of five offences in relation to three separate incidents.

A TEENAGE tearaway who threw a bottle at a glass window inside Ipswich police station has appeared at court.

Jodi > Offord, of Schreiber Road, Ipswich, was sentenced at court yesterday > for a total of five offences in relation to three separate incidents.

Magistrates heard that the 18-year-old entered Ipswich police station on December 1 at about 8.25pm and threw a bottle of Reef at the glass reception area. The bottle smashed but the window was not damaged.

Margaret Cutts, prosecuting, told the court she was followed by police and eventually arrested.


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Offord, who was drunk at the time, became aggressive when confronted by the police and was charged with threatening behaviour in a public place.

Ms Cutts went on to tell magistrates the defendant stole three bottles of Smirnoff from Sainsbury's in Upper Brook Street on February 18.

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She dropped and smashed one of the bottles and after being told to leave the shop threw a second bottle at a window, which smashed causing more than £1,000 of damage.

In relation to that incident Offord was charged with criminal damage and theft.

She also faced charges of being drunk and disorderly in Kirton on March 20 and possession of a small amount of cannabis on February 18.

Offord, who was represented by Neil Saunders, was sentenced at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court yesterday after entering guilty pleas to all the charges.

Magistrates sentenced her to an 18-month community rehabilitation order, which will include a course of psychiatric treatment.

They also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the cannabis.

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