Hostel blackmail

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A SUNDERLAND woman attempted to blackmail a fellow resident of a bail hostel.

Nadine Knapp demanded money from her victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, while both were living at a hostel in County Durham, Durham Crown Court heard.

Knapp, 21, of Portchester Road, Pennywell, admitted blackmail in May.

The Recorder, Mr Ray Singh, adjourned the case for the preparation of a probation report.

Knapp was remanded in custody and warned she faces a further period in prison when sentenced on October 19.