Teen robbers targeted woman outside Leeds Stone Roses bar

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A teenager has been locked up for a violent attempted street robbery on a young woman outside at Leeds city centre bar.

Natalie Kalaiova, 18, was sent to a young offenders institution for 18 months over the attack on the victim outside the Stone Roses Bar, on Briggate.

Natalie Kalaiova

Natalie Kalaiova

Leeds Crown Court heard Kalaiova and another teenager targeted the victim in the early hours of May 12 last year.

Alisha Kaye, prosecuting, said the 23-year-old victim came out of the bar at 3.50am as she was speaking on her mobile phone.

Kalaiova and her accomplice followed her as she walked towards Swinegate and they asked for a light.

The victim told them she did not have a light but the pair continued to follow her.

Kalaiova then grabbed the woman by the throat and forced her up against a fence.

The other teenager tried to grab the victim's bag from her shoulder.

Kalaiova told told passers-by to mind their own business as they carried out the attack.

The pair eventually left the scene empty-handed after two members of the public intervened.

Kalaiova, of Gladedale Avenue, Gipton, Leeds, was arrested four months later. She admitted being at the scene with the other girl.

Kalaiova said they had been drinking before the incident with some boys and one of them must have put something in her drink.

She pleaded guilty to attempted robbery.

The court heard the victim had suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of the attack.

It had also led to her losing her job

Narinder Rathour, mitigating, said Kalaiova was sorry for what she had done.

He added: "She is extremely young. Her remorse is genuine."