Woman jailed after attacking mother and baby in Sheldon street - The Solihull Observer

Woman jailed after attacking mother and baby in Sheldon street

Solihull Editorial 28th Jun, 2019   0

A WOMAN who launched a shocking attack on a mum and a baby in Sheldon has been jailed for more than three years.

Anne-Marie Cadette pounced on the 29-year-old mum as she pushed her 22-month-old son along Coventry Road in a pushchair on May 8.

The 38-year-old thief attempted to snatch a mobile phone from the mum’s hand, and then lunged for shopping bags from the back of the stroller.

When the young mum began screaming for help, Cadette pushed the pushchair into the middle of the busy main road before running off. Thankfully the baby was not harmed.




A member of the public, who witnessed what happened, gave chase and managed to film a short clip of Cadette on his mobile phone which was sent to police as part of the investigation and circulated on police systems.

Cadette was stopped by PC Scott Dent six days later, but gave false details to evade arrest for another matter.


He was totally unconvinced by her account, and set about confirming her true identify back at the station.

He discovered she was wanted for breaching a court order and managed to ID her as the woman in the mobile phone footage.

Cadette was arrested on May 31 after a warrant was carried out and the clothes she was wearing on the day of the attack were recovered from her address.

She was wanted by the courts for failing to comply with a community order and was charged with attempted robbery and remanded into police custody to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

On Tuesday (June 25) she was jailed for three years and four months after pleading guilty to all charges.

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