A WOMAN who breached the first Covid lockdown on two occasions has been sentenced for a string of crimes.

Courtney Louise Lockyer, 21, admitted both breaches as well as offence of theft, criminal damage, driving without due care and attention, failing to comply with a dispersal order and causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress.

Lockyer, of Suffolk Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced at Poole Magistrates’ Court on April 14.

Prosecutors said that during the first lockdown, the defendant left where she was staying in Poole on two days in April 2020 without a reasonable excuse.

The court heard she drove a Ford car in Bath Road, Bournemouth, without due care and attention on July 26, 2020.

In August last year she damaged a garage door belonging to a woman in South Road, Corfe Mullen.

Lockyer failed to leave Poole Bus Station on October 1 after she had been issued with a dispersal order.

The following month, on November 5, she stole a sign to the value of £50 from the Dolphin Shopping Centre.

On January 24, 2021, she caused intentional harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour in Bournemouth.

The defendant also admitted breaching a conditional discharge order made on August 18, 2020, by committing further offences.

Magistrates issued a 12-month community order, with a 10-week overnight curfew and a requirement to complete up to 12 rehabilitation activity days.

Lockyer’s driving record was endorsed with three points and she was ordered to pay £50 compensation for the criminal damage.