An Isle of Wight woman has been sentenced after she threatened to stab her neighbour’s dogs and cut the throats of her neighbour's children.

Rebecca Tuckey, of Hookes Way, Newport, pleaded guilty to threatening to damage or destroy property and using threatening or abusive words likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and attended the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court on Friday, November 3, for sentencing.

Munayah Hassan, prosecuting, said the 28-year-old had a 30-minute phone call with the housing association on May 14, telling them she was going to stab her neighbour’s dogs.

Ms Hassan told the court Tuckey repeated the threats when later being interviewed by police.

On August 20, the children of Tuckey’s neighbour were playing in their garden when she shouted at them to be quiet and made threats, the prosecution said.

Tuckey came outside and started filming the children, the court heard, before threatening to their mother that she would ‘cut their throats’ if they didn’t be quiet.

Michael McGoldrick, defending, said Tuckey was told by the housing association to film incidents so the evidence could be used to assess complaints.

Magistrates handed Tuckey a 12-month community order to include 20 rehabilitation days and must pay a £114 surcharge, £85 in costs and an £80 fine.