She took crack cocaine to "feel promiscuous and feel sexy" otherwise working as a prostitute would be "fairly soul-destroying" for her.

mother-of-three clair hawley approached a van driver and offered him sex before asking him to give her a lift.

The court heard that a carpet fitter had finished a job at a Hull pub at 3.15am and was about to drive home to York via the M62.

He pulled off at the Daltry Street flyover, stopped to buy a drink from the nearby Shell petrol station and parked in Hessle Road.

Hawley jumped out of the van after finishing rolling a cigarette.

"then i made a run for it,".

In another incident afterwards, it was claimed that Hawley lured a second man to a quiet spot for Duthie to rob him.

Ryan Burnside admitted attempted robbery on October 29 and intimidating a witness on November 10 (Image: HULL LIVE)

duthie, nicknamed "scotch kev", was wearing a mask and a pulled-up hood when he approached the driver's side window 30 seconds later.

"he started waving the knife," said.

The victim ran back to his van and drove off before later reporting the robbery to police.

Hawley told the court that she had earlier earned £100 from two prostitution encounters before the incident with the van driver.

she claimed duthie never mentioned anything about robbing anyone and denied even hearing anyone saying : "give me all your money."

She even claimed that she did not recognise Duthie's Scottish accent.

and he smiled and said : "Yes.

They agreed on £60 and walked down Constable Street before going into the back yard of the man's home in Boulevard.

Duthie had a "fearsome" large kitchen knife with him and a change of clothes in a rucksack.

"i got into the flat.

He stabbed me in my upper left arm.

The victim was taken to hospital suffering a 3cm wound to his arm and a wound to his finger.

He needed seven stitches to stem the blood flow.

Duthie just happened to be around and heard the screaming and came to her rescue as "some f***ing random" on the scene, she claimed.

In unconnected matters, Hawley admitted six Operation Doon drugs offences of supplying heroin or crack cocaine to undercover police between September 30 and October 5, 2020.

She also admitted possessing heroin on May 18 last year.

Defence barrister Helen Chapman said that drugs had led Hawley into sex work.

hawley had been "drug running" for a liverpool-based county lines drugs operation.

She had previously been attacked by someone in connection with drugs and she had been in violent relationships.

"She went into something of a spiral and took an awful lot of drugs," said Miss Chapman.

Hawley had a troubled background and was in foster care before later going to college and university.

She had no previous convictions but had a caution for making off without payment.

Kristina Goodwin, mitigating, said that Duthie got involved in drugs through older men and became addicted to heroin.

Duthie came to Hull to join his mother and withdrew from heroin.

He had shown remorse and wanted to apologise to his victims.

Duthie had worked for flooring and marquee companies and he had a daughter.

Judge Mark Bury said of Hawley : "She was working as a prostitute for some time leading up to these allegations to fund her Class A drug habit and debts incurred by her former partner.

her life spiralled out of control."

"You went with the intention of robbing punters," he said.

The carpet fitter was "frightened out of his wits" by the threatening incident and Hawley "knew what was going to happen" at the hands of Duthie.

Judge Bury : "Those are serious offences.

"You have to serve a significant sentence."

She cried continually after being convicted by the jury and sobbed as she was led out of the secure dock Duthie was jailed for 12 years.

He later returned to the store and shouted that the staff were "scummy grasses" for handing over CCTV footage, Hull Crown Court heard.

Burnside, 22, of Endike Lane, Hull, admitted attempted robbery on October 29 and intimidating a witness on November 10, Hull Live reports.

He followed her outside and told her : "I'm homeless.

Burnside grabbed her arms and tried to put his hand into her trouser pocket.

"She kicked the defendant between the legs really hard," said Mr Welch.

He ran away but was identified from CCTV.

"You should have not given the police the footage.

I only attempted to mug the girl."

Burnside had convictions for 24 previous offences, including taking vehicles without consent, burglary and attempted burglary.

"he does realise the impact of his actions on the victims.

"he can keep himself out of trouble for periods of time.

"He has been glad of the time he has had in custody in that it has helped him recover his health and get clean.

If he were to continue down this road, he would likely end up dead."

Deputy circuit judge Timothy Clayson told Burnside : "It seems highly likely that you saw that she had obtained a sum of money from the store, £80 in all.

"You should not have been anywhere near the shop because that was your condition of bail.

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