A SELBY woman who has breached three community orders was told last Thursday that she appeared to be turning over a new leaf.
Nichola Jones, 32, was told by Selby magistrates that someone with such an extensive criminal record as she had could not be expected to change their ways immediately and stay on the straight and narrow.
Jones, of Millgate, appeared before the court for sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of breaching a community order and failing to surrender to bail.
Probation officer Marie Westwood told the court that in 2011 Jones was placed under a community order, which she breached by stealing from Boots in Selby and was placed under a new order in May. This order was itself breached after Jones stole Pepper Pig books from WH Smiths and flip-flops, socks and gloves from the Yorkshire Trading Company, both on Gowthorpe.
She was again placed under a community order, this time breaching it by failing to keep appointments. The court also heard that during the term of the orders Jones had also served two short custodial sentences.
However, Mrs Westwood said that when Jones, who is receiving help for her drug problems, did attend appointments she had proved to be a good participant, well thought off and appearing to be motivated to change her ways.
For the breaches, Jones was placed under a four week daily curfew between 7pm and 7am. She was told by magistrate Ian Franks: “You are getting all the help that is possible, don’t throw it away”.
*JUST days after having all her children take into care a Selby mother has been jailed for six weeks for causing injury to one of them whilst chastising her.
The 24-year-old single mum, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the children, had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and appeared in Selby on Thursday for sentencing.
Sandra White, prosecuting, told how the five-year-old child had been preparing for a PE lesson on July 3 when a teaching assistant noticed bruising . The assistant reported this to a teacher and the school then contacted social services. The girl was later examined and a non-accidental bruise to her back was found.
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