A WOMAN has been jailed after a series of offences committed in St Helens town centre.

On Monday, December 11, 2023, Kimberley Jones is reported to have assaulted a man and a woman at Atlas House on Corporation Street, which houses council workers and the council's Children and Young People Service teams.

On the same day, the 34-year-old is also reported to have caused criminal damage to a Royal Mail van, in an act described as "intending to destroy or damage such property".

The Newton-le-Willows woman is also said to have made a phone call that was "grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character".

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Ms Jones, of Charnock Avenue in Newton-le-Willows, pleaded guilty to the charges of assault and offensive communication, which was taken into account when sentencing.

In a hearing held at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 8, Ms Jones was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison for the reported offences.

The magistrate's court sheet explains that imprisonment is necessary because the offences are "so serious that only a custodial sentence can be justified".

Reasons for custody were also recorded due to "spitting, serious threats made, previous record, offences committed whilst subject to post-sentence supervision, high-risk of reoffending".