Woman broke into student houses
A TEENAGE woman battling alcohol addiction has been locked up after admitting her third and fourth house burglaries.
Prosecutor David Gittins said on September 21 last year, Charlotte Webster walked into a student house at Glen Park Avenue, off North Road East in Plymouth.
She was spotted leaving the living room in a hurry, having stolen a flannel, toilet rolls and food.
Another man in the same road later saw her leaving another student house, claiming she was a friend of one of the residents.
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She was later found to have taken nine computer games worth £142 plus a punnet of grapes from the fridge.
She was arrested at the city's rail station after police were told she was trying more doors in the street.
The court heard that Webster, aged 19 and of Sidwell Avenue, Exeter, had two previous convictions for burglary, as well as for robbery and battery.
Sarah Vince, for Webster, said she had come to Plymouth to visit her mother and sister, but had been picked up by a man she feared who drove her to Dartmoor and made her drink a bottle of alcohol.
She now had a new partner and aspirations to own a cafe, she said.
Judge Francis Gilbert QC sentenced Webster to 18 months in a young offenders' institution.