AN ISLE of Wight woman violently attacked her ‘good friend’ – striking her multiple times with a bottle in hand – after an argument escalated.

Mazie Bailey, of Atkinson Drive, Newport, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Tuesday, April 2.

The 21-year-old admitted assault by beating in Ryde, and theft from a shop in Sandown, between January 13 and February 2.

Addressing the assault charge, prosecutor, Liz Miller, said police received a call from the ambulance service alerting them to an assault.

She said Bailey had been at an address with a family member and the victim, and an argument escalated.

Ms Miller told the bench Bailey started to hit the victim, using a glass bottle, and went on to drag her to the floor and deliver further strikes.

The court heard the victim left the address, went home, and was later seen by paramedics after suffering bruising to her face and legs.

Of the theft charge, Ms Miller said Bailey stole food and cider from the Co-operative on Sandown High Street to the value of £23.85.

Oscar Vincent, defending, said Bailey had already been made subject of an 18-month community order, to include 30 rehabilitation days, and the matters before the court on Tuesday pre-dated the imposition of that crown court order.

He said Bailey and the victim had been good friends at the time of the incident, but an argument between the victim and a family member escalated.

Mr Vincent said Bailey’s initial motivation was to stand up for, and to protect, her family member, but accepted her actions went beyond a reasonable defence.

Of the shoplifting offence, Mr Vincent said Bailey had no money and stole the items to be able to eat.

Bailey was made subject of another 18-month community order, to run concurrently with her crown court order, and include 45 rehabilitation days.

She was ordered to pay £100 compensation, costs of £85 and a £114 surcharge.