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Newbury woman Michaela Cooper sentenced for attacking Jacob Oakley

A WOMAN has been sentenced for attacking a male.

Earlier this month Michaela Cooper was charged with assaulting Jacob Oakley, thereby causing him actual bodily harm on Tuesday, May 23.

Reading Magistrates Courts
Reading Magistrates Courts

At that previous hearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court, the 27-year-old, of Valley Road, Newbury, spoke only to confirm her details and to plead not guilty to the single charge.

She was told the case could proceed no further that day and that it was being adjourned for a trial to be arranged.

Since then, however, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) issued the following statement: “Following a review of this case, we concluded that the evidence no longer supported a charge of actual bodily harm in relation to Michaela Cooper.”

CPS prosecutor Lorna Kavanagh added: “Having reviewed this case, we concluded that there was no longer sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of a conviction for actual bodily harm.

“Michaela Cooper was subsequently charged with assault by beating.

“She pleaded guilty to this charge, as well as criminal damage and theft.”

Ms Cooper was subsequently fined £576.

In addition she was ordered to pay £85 costs plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £58.

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