A row on Facebook ended up with a teenage girl being driven around the West Midlands and subjected to repeated attacks by two women in a car.
Brogan Taylor, aged 18, and her accomplice Rosemary Kennings, 19, punched and slapped the 17-year-old girl and pushed her out of the moving car.
Yesterday, they were both handed suspended sentences for robbery. The victim had been lured to Birmingham by Kennings by the promise of a drink on March 13, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard. But what she thought was a day out turned out to be an ordeal that left the teen ‘terrified’.
The victim had allegedly been bad-mouthing Kennings’ friend Taylor on Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger and the pair hatched a plan to deal with her.
Ms Rhiannon Jones, prosecuting, said the victim only knew Kennings via Facebook and when they met in Birmingham she was picked up by the would-be attacker and an unknown male driver.
Ms Jones said the victim was driven to Smethwick and Kennings got out of the car to fetch Taylor. Taylor and Kennings had jumped into the car and repeatedly attacked her. They had punched and slapped her and demanded her mobile.
Ms Jones added: “She was then pushed out of the car as it was moving and she fell into the road.”
The teen was dumped in a part of the West Midlands that was unknown to her and she was forced to knock on a nearby door for help. A member of the public had seen the attack and had called the police.
Kennings was arrested first and tried to take full blame however Taylor was arrested later and both admitted the offence. Mr Jas Mann, representing Kennings, described his client as a ‘young girl who simply didn’t think things through’. Mr Nathan Cook, for Taylor, said she had not been in trouble before.
Taylor of Eva Road, Oldbury, and Kennings, of Thimble Mill Road, Smethwick, pleaded guilty to robbery.
Judge Amjad Nawaz sentenced both women to 15 months in prison but suspended it for two years. They must both carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and pay £200 in compensation each.