Phone robber sentenced

A TEENAGER who robbed another girl of her mobile phone after her friend had poured a can of beer over their victim’s head has been sentenced at Bolton Crown Court.

The court was told that Naomi Conway was aged just 16 when she took the £20 mobile phone from her victim in Bolton town centre.

The teenage victim was with a friend in the early evening of July 14 when they were approached by Conway and her accomplice, Charlene McKerrow.

After McKerrow poured the drink over her head Conway, who is now aged 17, demanded the young woman hand over her mobile phone.

Police were called and, when they traced Conway to Courtney’s Bar in Bradshawgate, she still had the girl’s mobile phone on her.

Conway, whose address cannot be revealed due to a court order, pleaded guilty to robbery.

The offence was committed just a month after she was released from detention after serving part of a six-month sentence for robbery, battery and theft, the court heard. Sentencing Conway, Recorder Patrick Field, QC, told her: “Your behaviour on this occasion was utterly unacceptable.

“It can’t go on. You have an appalling criminal record for someone of your age.”

He sentenced her to a 12- month youth rehabilitation order with supervision and prohibited her from associating with McKerrow for three months.

She will also take part in a violent offenders’ programme and will be subject to a 7pm to 7am curfew for three months.

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