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violent attack Girlfriend of jet-ski Romeo who crossed the Irish Sea to see her is charged with attacking woman

Dale McLaughlin, who became known as the ‘Jet-ski Romeo’, made headlines last year when he breached lockdown restrictions to make the 43km journey to see his girlfriend Jessica Radcliffe.

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Dale McLaughlan and Jessica Radcliffe,

Dale McLaughlan and Jessica Radcliffe,

Dale McLaughlan and Jessica Radcliffe,

The girlfriend of a Scottish man who jet-skied across the Irish Sea to see her on the Isle of Man last year has been charged with attacking a woman.

Dale McLaughlin, who became known as the ‘Jet-ski Romeo’, made headlines last year when he breached lockdown restrictions to make the 43km journey to see his girlfriend Jessica Radcliffe who had only met weeks earlier.

McLaughlin, who said he had never ridden a jet ski before, was given a one-month sentence for the stunt and subsequently said he “did it for love”.

Now Radcliffe has also found herself before the courts on the Isle of Man.

Local radio station 3FM reported that she appeared from police custody via a video link charged with causing actual bodily harm and two counts of criminal damage.

She has also been charged with breaching Covid restrictions.

At Douglas Courthouse on Thursday prosecutor Chrissie Hunt said it was alleged Radcliffe and her friend Leanna Bradley drove to the home of a woman they had a long-running online feud with and kicked and punched her as she screamed for her housemate to protect her children.

Bradley has also been charged with the same offences as Radcliffe and is also charged with assaulting a police officer.

They are also alleged to have smashed her phone as she tried to call 999.

No pleas have been entered and the women were released on bail to appear again on April 22.

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