AN ISLE of Wight woman facing more than 20 charges will learn her fate next month.

Maddy Allen-Willsher, of Godric Road, Newport, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Friday, May 10.

The 20-year-old faces a string of offences – 21 in total, of which 18 are matters of theft.

On Friday, she admitted a single count of sending communication threatening death or serious harm, on February 16, numerous counts of theft throughout February and March, and two counts of failing to comply with the requirements of a community order.  

At a previous hearing, she also admitted assault by beating and a single count of attempted theft, on March 10.

Prosecutor, Lauren Stone, said each theft matter involved Allen-Willsher entering a store, taking items, and leaving without making an attempt to pay.

Of the threatening communications matter, Ms Stone said Allen-Willsher made threats to bash another person’s skull in, and of the assault matter, she said she attacked a woman, causing bruising to her left side, and spat in her face.

The victim had to take time off work to recover.

The court heard Allen-Willsher store various goods from the Co-operative, Sainsburys and Morrisons, including doughnuts, rolls, pasties, sandwiches, salmon, meat, wine, beer, cider, groceries, tobacco, and a smoothie.

Ms Stone said the crown was seeking compensation to the value of £280.

Oscar Vincent, defending, said Allen-Willsher suffered significant childhood trauma which continued throughout her formative years, and she had been in full-time care from the age of four.

He said she would be extremely vulnerable in prison, was terrified at the prospect of going to jail, and could be managed in the community.

Allen-Willsher saw her case adjourned to June 28.

She was granted conditional bail until that date, and magistrates ordered for a pre-sentence report to be drawn up.

  • Previous court reports on this defendant have been recorded under the name Maddy Allen-Willshire (as per the court listings)