AN ISLE of Wight woman threatened to kill a sheltered housing worker and their children, and ripped an electrical box off a wall with her bare hands.

Verity Lloyd, of Atkinson Drive, Newport, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Tuesday, April 9.

The 24-year-old admitted criminal damage and using threatening/abusive/insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of unlawful violence, in Newport, on March 23.

Prosecutor, Liz Miller, said Lloyd returned to her sheltered accommodation at around 10.45pm, very intoxicated but in a good mood.

She said Lloyd and another resident did not get along, and when she became agitated, she was told to go to her room by a member of staff.

The court heard she left the living area, but soon returned, and followed the same member of staff to the office.

When the person she pursued locked the door, Lloyd made a threat to kill the member of staff and their children.

Ms Miller said she damaged an electrical box, ripping the unit off the wall with her bare hands.

The member of staff was put in fear that they would be attacked.

Lloyd saw her case adjourned to May 21.

She was granted unconditional bail.