A WOMAN now has a jail sentence hanging over her head after committing a trio of offences in Thirsk.

Northallerton resident Beth Jean Manifield, 26, pleaded guilty to magistrates sitting at York on Wednesday (March 23) to affray, assault by beating and posessing a Class B drug.

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She was charged with threatening unlawful violence towards a person in Thirsk Market Place on December 27, 2021.

She also admitted assaulting a woman in the Market Place on the same day and posessing cannabis.

North Yorkshire Magistrates sentenced her to a 12-week prison term, suspended for 18-months, saying that it was justified due to the affray offence being so serious.

Manifield must also comply with an alcohol treatment requirement within the supervision period of 18-months.

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For the assault charge, magistrates imposed a four-week prison sentence suspended for 18-months to run concurrently.

No separate penalty was issued for the drugs posession.

Manifield, of Orchard Grove, Northallerton, was ordered by magistrates to pay a total of £313 in compensation, court costs and charges.

The amount will be deducted from her benefits.

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