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Carlisle woman jailed for flouting suspended prison sentence

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] CARLISLE woman has been sent to prison for flouting a suspended jail term she was given earlier this year.

Samantha Louise Smith, 35, appeared at the city’s crown court in March having admitted affray. A judge was told how she punched a man in the face as violence flared in Carlisle’s West Walls area late at night.

Smith, of Mount Pleasant Road, Currock, was handed a 10-month prison sentence, which was suspended for two years, but warned she faced being locked up if she committed any more crime.

But on May 8, she stole £129 worth of alcohol from Carlisle’s Morrison store. Smith was said to have been apprehended swiftly at the supermarket, and all of the goods were recovered for re-sale.

Despite hearing the defendant’s life was on an “upward slope”, Judge Barbara Forrester activated nine months of the suspended sentence. Judge Forrester also added one more month, to be served consecutively, for the alcohol theft.

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