A “vulnerable” Crowle woman with a drink and drug problem has appeared before magistrates.
Roxanne Shadlock, 19, of Northfield Crescent, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage and one of assault by beating following an incident at The Lighthouse sheltered accommodation in Scunthorpe on August 31 last year.
The court heard Shadlock lost her temper because of a problem with her door lock, resulting in her smashing up her bedroom. When she was approached by staff member Yolanda Day she slapped her.
Prosecuting, Debbie Gibson said: “Miss Shadlock was shouting and swearing in an agitated manner. Yolanda went upstairs and saw that the wardrobe and drawers had been damaged and there was glass shattered over the floor. She then went back downstairs and Shadlock slapped her across the face, causing no visual injuries.
“Yolanda Day has taken this step to prosecute reluctantly as Roxanne is a very vulnerable person. However, she can’t allow the incident to go by.”
Defending Mr Simon Davies said: “She was under the influence of drink or drugs, or even both, and admits she acted inappropriately.”
Bench chairman Mrs Wendy Bomberg gave Shadlock a 12-month community order, a four-month curfew between 7am-7pm and ordered her to make a £100 donation to The Lighthouse and pay £50 compensation to Yolanda Day.
She added: “You’ve quite a lot of attitude, like you couldn’t care less, but we have ways of making you care. Take this seriously. You do not go around smacking people or trashing someone else’s property.”