An Andover woman has been sent to jail after a “wilful and persistent failure” to comply with court orders.

Kelly Natasha Guest, of Verity Square, was imprisoned for eight weeks after she admitted to not complying with a community order for two assaults and a theft committed last year in Andover.

The 43-year-old failed to attend the rehabilitation requirements as ordered by Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, who committed her to prison when she was brough back before the court on Monday, July 5.

Guest was initially sentenced last year on November 10, 2020, for a series of offences. She was charged with assaulting two women in Andover on May 23, 2020, as well as stealing £182.29 worth of items from Lidl.

Guest, at that time living in Fine Acres in Upper Wallop, was ordered to pay combined compensation of £150 for the three offences, to which she pleaded guilty. She was also given three community orders, requiring her to undergo rehabilitation activity for a maximum of 15 days.

However, she failed to attend appointments on April 20, 2021 and May 11, 2021 without a “reasonable excuse” for her absence. A warrant was issued for her arrest as a result on June 9.

Appearing before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 5, she was sentenced for her failure to comply with the community order, as well as being re-sentenced for the previous offences. Court documents said that Guest has “a flagrant disregard for court orders”.

She was sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment for each offence, with the sentences to run concurrently. The community order was revoked as a result, while the arrest warrant was also withdrawn.