Kimberley Jane Angell was only 15 years old when she was locked up for three years for stabbing a pregnant woman from behind.
After she was released from that sentence, she armed herself with a ten-inch serrated kitchen knife, broke into the Arc Light Centre in York by climbing over its fence and rampaged through its ground floor while those inside locked themselves in bedrooms and a staff booth for safety and phoned police, York Crown Court heard.Police quickly arrived, and deployed tactics you might expect for an escaped wild animal:
Police cordoned off part of Clarence Street to protect the public from Angell when she emerged...Sadly, rather than dealing with her as you would a dangerous escaped wild animal, they just pepper-sprayed her.
So. What caused her rampage?
Her solicitor, Liam Hassan, said Angell had a number of problems, including lack of family support, lack of accommodation and a drugs problem.
In January this year, the Arc Light Centre in Union Terrace had barred her for 48 hours for having alcohol on the premises and she had been angry about it.There's a lot of that going around, Kimberley. I'm pretty angry too.