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Mums Face Jail for Attack on Autistic Teenager

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7:01am 24th April 2012

Two Cornish mums are convicted over a brutal attack on an austic teenager.

A court has heard she was punched, kicked, hit with a bottle and then robbed.

The judge at Truro Crown Couret told 22-year-old Layla Ridgement, of Trenance Place, St Austell and pregnant Kirsty Stevenson, aged 23, of Roskear Road, Camborne, "Both of you acted with extreme callousness and brutality towards a 17-year-old girl suffering from autism. You will be sentenced in due course to a significant term of imprisonment."

Both were convicted of false imprisonment and Ridgement was also found guilty of robbery. Stevenson admitted the robbery allegation on the first day of their trial last week.

Prosecutor David Evans told the jury that the victim had been lured to Ridgement's home, claiming they had intended giving her "a slapping" for gossiping" about one of them.

Stevenson broke a bottle over her head, she was punched and kicked in the face and then robbed of her clothes, shoes and mobile phone, leaving her to walk home wearing only her underwear on a cold, wet November night in 2010.

Judge Harvey Clark remanded both defendants in custody to await sentence in late May, following the preparation of a probation officer's reports. He told them it was "one of the most appalling cases to come before the court for some time."

7:01am 24th April 2012

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