A 40-year-old woman from Lake has been ordered to pay just over £140 in compensation after destroying a door, several windows and garden items in a bizarre fit of rage in Shanklin.
Emma Stafford, of Medeway, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage when she appeared before Isle of Wight Magistrates earlier today (Tuesday).
The court heard that the Police were called to Butler Gardens, Shanklin on the 27th September after concerned residents reported a woman shouting and smashing the windows of a residential flat belonging to Southern Housing Group.
Stafford was seen by multiple witnesses to throw large garden items including plant pots, a chiminea and a garden chair at the window of the property, causing it to smash.
WATCH: Emma Stafford appeared in court following a persistent attack on a property in Shanklin.
Officers attended the scene and subsequently located Stafford in High Street, Shanklin where she was found sat atop a church wall with a cut on her arm.
Magistrates were told that Stafford had been in a short term relationship with the intended victim of the attack and was owed money by them.
Stafford, who receives a total of £900 in benefits per month, was ordered to pay £140 in compensation to Southern Housing Group.
The court costs and surcharge were dropped by Magistrates.