Four-month curfew for ‘reckless’ woman

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SPALDING woman Charlotte Piccaver has been electronically tagged for a four-month curfew after breaking a shop and pub window during two arguments with her boyfriend.

Piccaver (25), formerly of The Square, off Church Street, has moved to Leicester to avoid a further dispute and magistrates said she must remain indoors there at her sister’s address between 7pm and 7am each day for four months.

She was ordered to pay £60 compensation to the pub – The Olde White Horse on Churchgate – and £136.20 to the Laptop Shop in Pinchbeck Road.

Magistrates also ordered her to pay £40 towards prosecution costs.

Presiding magistrate Jo Sunner told Piccaver: “Learn the error of your ways, young lady, you have got the rest of your life ahead of you.”

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said staff at the White Horse were clearing up at closing time on July 15 when they heard a man and a woman arguing outside.

A six by eight inch pane of glass was broken and, when staff went outside, Piccaver had blood running down her arm.

Miss Ritson said Piccaver was challenged about the window and made an aggressive response, saying she “wasn’t effing paying for that”.

She also refused to pay up when police asked her about the window and told them she would have to be arrested for it.

Around 12.45am on August 27, Piccaver and her boyfriend were arguing in Pinchbeck Road when police saw her moving her arms backwards towards the Laptop Shop’s windows – and the window smashed on the second blow.

She suffered lacerations to the top of her arm and was taken to hospital following her arrest.

Solicitor Daven Naghen, mitigating, said Piccaver had not deliberately set out to smash windows but had been reckless.

In the pub incident she had aimed a punch at her boyfriend – but missed and broke the glass.

In the second incident her boyfriend was “pulling her around” and she was trying to break free and get him off.