VIDEO: WOMAN ORDERED TO PAY JUST £140 IN COMPENSATION AFTER DESTROYING WINDOWS WITH PLANTPOT

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.

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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.

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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.

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chris donahue
chris donahue
6 days ago

£900 per month! bet its for a bad back or Tourette’s

Sunnydaze
Sunnydaze
Reply to  chris donahue
5 days ago

Probably not physical disabilities if she can lift and throw large objects seen….

Squire Carter
Squire Carter
6 days ago

Things like this need to be removed from civilised peoples lives for good.

Bojosays?
Bojosays?
6 days ago

Why were the court costs dropped?
How nice to know that honest tax payers have to pay for vermin like this

Gary Toul
Gary Toul
6 days ago

Standard island chav caught in the wild. Wheres the bottle of vodka?

Darren Street
Darren Street
5 days ago

And we in society are led to believe that discrimination does not exist ! So if someone appeared in court charged with the same offenses as this so called lady but they were in full time work earning £60k a year through sheer hard graft they would have incurred court costs and also been ordered to pay a MUCH higher fine based on salary. To me, it looks as if lowlife scum who contribute nothing to our society , lowlife scum who use our emergency services more than us decent folk, lowlife scum who occupy our prisons etc get more out of life whilst and handed more leniency than us hard working law abiding citizens. This woman is a DISGRACE.

Islander born & bred
Islander born & bred
Reply to  Darren Street
5 days ago

Exactly. A decent person losing the plot and going off on one, no matter what awful provocation they might have endured to cause it, would be made an ‘example’ of by the courts who would come down hard on them. Definitely one rule for scummers and a harsher rule for decent people. She’s likely got a retinue of do gooders always ready to make excuses for her and offer their services of ‘support’, as it seems her type are the only ones the do good brigade do actually care about.

Tiberius
Tiberius
5 days ago

What utter pond life, is it even human?

Uncle Ben
Uncle Ben
5 days ago

A sterner penalty should be enforced for this mindless vandalism. Community work or stop her benefits to cover the cost.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Uncle Ben
5 days ago

these are the sorts of people that the state should make homeless and send them onto the street with no bed for the night.

when they complain about being vulnerable and scared – then perhaps the state should just say – tough, you acted like a b ellend – this is what society expects – suck it up.

Ben
Ben
5 days ago

So she will pay her fine using our money so she hasn’t really had a punishment has she.

Sunnydaze
Sunnydaze
5 days ago

Stafford, of Medeway in Lake, appeared before Magistrates accused of being in possession of a Class B drug – an offence she pleaded guilty to at the first opportunity.
And….,
Emma Louise Stafford, 39, of Medeway, Lake, admitted driving while disqualified and driving without insurance in Wootton when she appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates’
Quite a regular to IOW echo….

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
5 days ago

It must be a hard life being a parasite on society, it is disgusting that trash like this get £900 a month whilst pensioners on state pension get a fraction of that.

Alex1
Alex1
5 days ago

So all the other residents of Southern Housing Group now have to foot the bill for her actions in their rent increases!

I can assure you that all the damage she has caused is a lot more than £140.

She sounded like she was drunk, stoned or both on the video. So I hope her flow of alcohol hasn’t been inflicted by this fine in any way? (Said in an extremely sarcastic tone)

Eff
Eff
5 days ago

I think our ‘Justice System’ has failed us, as the aggressive female in the video appears to need much more than a meaningless fine but some serious psychiatric help.
So, it is the unseen people who I think are our bigger problem.

Davimel
Davimel
5 days ago

You’re all acting like she is liable to pay £900 fine…. Of course she isn’t, she will eventually be chased and her benefits will be sanctioned and she will end up paying £5 per month or even less because benefits are apparently ‘the lowest amount required to live’ and removal of any monies will take her below that amount and her human rights will be infringed! I kid you not!

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Davimel
5 days ago

You are right there davimel and if she has had any “loans” from the benefit system also, they are recovered from benefits at a quid or two a week. As she has been in court many, many times for a variety of offences, due to her basic inability to act like an adult, this fine will be added to the amount she already owes. All that will happen is that she will be paying fines at about £3 a week, for the next ten years, instead of nine.

she won’t care -she is just a junkie alco s cumbag.

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
5 days ago

A muzzle & transported to Nab Tower would be appropriate for this foul mouthed excuse for a human being!

Sunnydaze
Sunnydaze
5 days ago

I suggest a commenter on these replies …more able than I am ….sends the video to DWP to see if she is claiming benefits unlawfully

plato
plato
5 days ago

Someone had a short term relationship with this skank? Why? the mind boggles.

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
5 days ago

I wouldn’t mind getting £900 a month for doing nothing…..
Looks like most of it goes on alcohol!!!!!
Alas if she did get court costs etc we would have to pay indirectly, and let’s face it we already pay for her benefits!!!!!.

The Truth
The Truth
4 days ago

Entitlement to benefits should come with behavioural obligations, just like jobs and membership of society groups and organisations requires.
You’re not gonna learn how to play a part in society if you’re encouraged (and supported) to act with no restraint, no punishment, and no acknowledgement of the privilege of receiving state support.

Mike
Mike
4 days ago

Still a better delivery service than Yodel

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