Newport cannabis woman, 28, avoids prison term
1:50pm Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
A NEWPORT woman avoided prison despite breaching the terms of a suspended sentence for a second time.
Alana Davies, 28, of Eton Road, appeared at Newport Crown Court to be sentenced for possession of cannabis.
But the court heard this was the second offence she had committed since being handed a suspended sentence for actual bodily harm in November last year.
The Argus previously reported that Davies stamped on, kicked, punched and kneed victim Ceri Round to the head while out in Newport on April 26 last year, celebrating her birthday.
Davies and a girl attacked her for 20 seconds and another victim, Stacey Hughes, was also hit as she tried to stop the attack.
On November 11, 2011, Davies was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison suspended for 18 months for the offence, but since then was convicted of driving with excess alcohol in May, for which she received a £100 fine.
Prosecuting for this latest offence, Gareth James said Davies was convicted for possession of cannabis on August 23 after police searched the property where she was living and found 3.07g of cannabis.
Davies confessed it belonged to her and was for her own personal use.
The cannabis found was worth around £30 to £40.
Representing Davies, Eugene Egan said she was making progress and had attended 32 out of 35 supervision appointments, with reasonable excuses being given for the three missed.
Judge Niclas Parry sentenced Davies to a 12-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work for possession of cannabis.
He also ordered her to carry out an extra 40 hours’ unpaid work for breaching the suspended sentence.
He told her: “I’ve never met a person who had three chances, so make sure you’re not the first one.”
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