12:21pm Monday 14th October 2013
AN 18-year-old Oldbury girl was one of two teenagers who subjected a 17-year-old to a frightening ordeal after luring her into a car with the promise of day out, a court heard.
Wolverhampton Crown Court was told Brogan Taylor and Rosemary Kennings attacked the girl in retaliation for allegedly posting unsavoury comments on Facebook.
Rhiannon Jones, prosecuting, said the comments had been about Taylor, of Eva Road, Oldbury, and she and Kennings, of Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, decided to take action.
The 17-year-old thought she was being taken for a day out, but was driven to Smethwick where 19-year- old Kennings got out of the car and went to fetch Taylor.
The two women returned and punched and slapped their victim in the car before demanding she hand over her mobile, said Miss Jones.
She was then pushed out of the vehicle as it was moving and fell into the road having been dumped in an area that was not familiar to her.
The teenager went to a nearby house for help while a witness to the incident called the police.
Kennings and Taylor both admitted robbery and were each sentenced to 15 months behind bars suspended for two years.
Judge Amjad Nawaz further ordered them to carry out 120 hours unpaid work in the community and to pay £200 compensation to the victim.
Nathan Cook, defending Taylor, said it was the first time she had been in trouble with the police while Jas Mann, for Kennings, described her as "a girl who simply did not think things through".
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