A YOUNG woman made drunk threats to post chocolate through her neighbour's letterbox and make her dog ill, a court heard.

Charlie Hickmott also threatened to pour petrol through the woman's letterbox and set fire to flats where she lives in Linacre Road, Southampton

Prosecutor Leah Dillon said that while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol, she went home and started banging and kicking on her neighbour's doors, having forgotten her key fob.

The 27-year-old shouted and swore all the while making threats to smash down doors.

She even threatened to stab a neighbour saying she had a knife.

To one particular resident, she threatened to use petrol to set fire to her flat and post chocolate to harm the dog.

She was restrained by her neighbours before police came and arrested her.

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Hickmott pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening to destroy or damage property and appeared in Southampton Magistrates' Court for sentencing on Wednesday.

Defending, Oliver O'Connor said that she is an "extremely vulnerable young female" who has had a traumatic life.

He mentioned her client having issues with drugs and alcohol.

Furthermore, that she had made "idle threats", none of which were carried out.

"It is almost a cry for help," he said.

A victim personal statement from the woman whose dog Hickmott threatened to make ill said it was "one of many" incidents having a major impact on her and her family.

"When she's at the address you know about it," the statement said. "We can't go on living like this."

It added that she couldn't leave her flat without worrying about what Hickmott was going to do next.

Hickmott was given a one year restraining order against the victim, for the events that took place on August 31 last year.

She was also given a 12-month community order, with eight days of rehabilitation activity, and fined £300.

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