AN ISLE of Wight woman stole a bottle of wine from the Co-operative and was caught in breach of a community protection notice.

Amber Gagen, of Green Street, Ryde, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Tuesday, April 9.

The 24-year-old admitted theft from a shop in East Cowes, on January 24, and breaching a community protection notice, in the same town, on February 19.

Prosecutor, Liz Miller, said a group of four individuals entered the Co-operative at around 9.30pm on January 24, taking items from the chiller and alcohol sections without paying.

Gagen was identified as being among them.

Ms Miller said the incident was caught on CCTV, and while it was unclear which items were taken, the combined value of the stolen goods was estimated to be between £40 and £50.

The court heard a few weeks later, on February 19, police were alerted to an incident on York Avenue.

Ms Miller said a bottle was smashed and someone was threatened, and while it was not suggested Gagen carried out those acts, she was found to be in breach of a community protection notice.

Jim Osborne, defending, said Gagen deeply regretted being in breach of the order and stealing wine.

The court heard her last conviction was in October 2022, but that was an entirely dissimilar matter.

Gagen was fined £40 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £32 surcharge.