Girlfriend of jet ski romeo who was jailed for dashing across Irish Sea to visit her in lockdown is charged with vicious attack on another woman
- Jessica Radcliffe has been charged with causing actual bodily harm, criminal damage and breaching lockdown restrictions
- Radcliffe and her friend Leanna Bradley allegedly forced their way into house of women they had a feud with
- They then allegedly smashed the woman’s iPhone and kicked and punched her
- It comes after Radcliffe’s boyfriend Dale McLaughlan, 28, was jailed for crossing the Irish Sea from Scotland to the Isle of Man to see Radcliffe during lockdown
The girlfriend of a lovesick Romeo who got thrown in prison for crossing the treacherous Irish Sea on a jet ski just to see her has been charged with viciously attacking another woman.
Jessica Radcliffe has been charged with causing actual bodily harm, causing criminal damage and breaching lockdown restrictions.
The 30-year-old appeared at Douglas Courthouse on the Isle of Man via video link as the court heard Radcliffe and a friend drove to the home of another woman they had a feud with.
Jessica Radcliffe has been charged with causing actual bodily harm, causing criminal damage and breaching lockdown restrictions
Radcliffe’s boyfriend Dale McLaughlan, 28, made the 25-mile journey from Scotland to the Isle of Man to visit his sweetheart in December last year – spending four and a half hours at sea
Jessica Radcliffe (pictured) appeared at Douglas Courthouse
Prosecutor Chrissie Hunt told the court the pair kicked and punched the woman as she screamed to her housemate to protect her children who were upstairs in their bedroom.
The woman was then dragged up the stairs by the pair, which left her with burns on her forehead, the court heard.
She was also allegedly left with bruising and injuries to her head, arms and back.
Radcliffe and Bradley, who were both described as unemployed, were bailed for £500.
The alleged attack comes after Radcliffe’s boyfriend Dale McLaughlan, 28, made the 25-mile journey from Scotland to the Isle of Man to visit his sweetheart in December last year – spending four and a half hours at sea.
He was jailed for breaching coronavirus lockdown rules, but was freed three days before Christmas after serving 10 days of his sentence.
McLaughlan’s foolhardy plan to join his girlfriend of three months on the Isle of Man sparked a major Coastguard search.
He was spotted by a villager as he prepared to set off at dawn from a remote Scottish harbour, and claimed that he just wanted to make sure his jet ski was working properly before he sold it.
In reality he was preparing to ride through rough seas to see Jessica after he was banned from entering the island due to anti-coronavirus regulations.
McLaughlan (left) was jailed for breaching coronavirus lockdown rules to see Jessica (right), but was freed three days before Christmas after serving 10 days of his sentence
The alarm was raised after McLaughlan, who can hardly swim, failed to return to his car and jet ski trailer left near the harbour slipway in the Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.
Coastguard teams who found his car searched for him amid fears he had drowned at sea in conditions so rough that even local fishermen had decided not to venture out.
The search started at around the time he arrived in Ramsey harbour on the Isle of Man after completing his amazing four hour trip with only ten minutes of fuel left.
Coastguards only called off their hunt for him after they managed to contact him on his mobile phone and he assured them he was safe.
It is believed that he failed to tell them that he had just landed in the Isle of Man, and they assumed he was still in Scotland.
But his weekend of romance ended when he was arrested by Manx police after he was found to have entered the island without a permit.