Jail for yob girl after Stella fuelled Gloucester bus station robbery
HANNAH Roberts attacked and robbed a 16-year-old girl while already on bail for burgling her parents' home, a court heard.
The 21-year-old behaved like a 'yob' when she punched and kicked her victim and then took her mobile phone from inside her bra.
At Gloucester Crown Court, sobbing Richards, of Hopewell, Cinderford, was jailed for 12 months after she admitted the robbery and the burglary.
Prosecutor Lisa Hennessy said Roberts had just arrived at Gloucester Bus Station on October 31, when she attacked the girl.
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"The victim was chatting to a friend," she said. "Hannah Roberts walked up behind them and began chatting to the young woman.
"Within a minute or so she had attacked her."
The prosecutor played CCTV footage which showed Roberts suddenly lashing out at the victim, throwing her to the ground and then kicking her before taking her phone from inside her clothing and walking away.
Roberts was arrested a week after the robbery and told police she had drunk 10 or 11 cans of Stella lager that night.
"She expressed her horror at what she had done," Mrs Hennessy said.
She said on September 23 Roberts burgled her parents home and took a TV worth £80.
The theft was discovered when her mum Sarah got home.
James Woodman, defending, said Roberts had a traumatic past, including being told when she was about 15 that her dad was not her biological father.
At the age of 17 she had started using drugs – ketamine and then heroin.
Mr Woodman said the attack on the 16-year-old girl stemmed from abusive Facebook messages on the social networking site being directed at her – allegedly by the girl.
Jailing tearful Roberts, Judge Jamie Tabor QC told her "I suspect you are genuinely appalled by what you did. I hope you are."