British woman who mowed down ex’s girlfriend in Magaluf hit-and-run spared jail

A British woman who mowed down her ex's girlfriend in Magaluf in a hate-fuelled hit-and-run has been spared jail.

Kemi Coaker, 30, from Manchester, admitted running over Meghan Tattersall, 25, from Leeds, after a plea bargain deal at a court in Majorca on Tuesday.

Kemi was arrested in May last year on suspicion of trying to kill Meghan after the younger woman started dating her ex Andrew Coaker, 41, from Reading.

The incident occurred outside flats in Federico Garcia Lorca Street near Magaluf’s brash Punta Ballena area.

She was arrested half an hour after the May 8 2018 incident in the nearby resort of Cala Vinyes.

The victim’s injuries were initially described as serious and she took three weeks to recover from leg wounds which required surgery.

The judge handed her a two-year suspended jail sentence for a crime of wounding with a dangerous weapon as well as a three-year restraining order which prevents her from going within 500 metres of her victim

A second woman – who was in the hire car with Kemi and is believed to be a relative of Kemi’s although it was not confirmed at the time by officials – was told she will not face any court action.

Civil Guard officers confirmed at the time they had arrested a British woman then aged 29, although they did not name her.

A spokesman for the Civil Guard said in a statement at the time: “Officers assisted a a group of people in Magaluf who were around a woman they spotted lying on the ground.

“That woman was an injured British national.

They added: “Witnesses said a car had run her over before speeding away from the scene. One of the witnesses said the car had mounted the pavement intent on running over the woman.

“Officers were told the vehicle was a small, white car and police patrols were alerted.

“Thirty minutes later a Civil Guard patrol searching for the vehicle in Cala Vinyes spotted a suspect car with two young women inside whose descriptions matched those of the people they were looking for."

Coaker claimed after her arrest that her victim would taunt her whenever they crossed paths in Magaluf and insisted she only wanted to scare her when she drove at her.

She learnt her fate at a criminal court in the Majorcan capital Palma.

Kemi was thought to have been using her married name rather than her maiden name Pereira at the time of the incident.

It later emerged she was the sister of a jailed drugs dealer.

John Pereira, 35, was jailed in 2014 for five years and six months after cocaine worth £9000 was found at his home in Majorca.

Reports at the time said he had violence and drugs convictions in the UK and would be sent back to Britain after serving his time in Majorca because he was wanted for breaching the terms of his licence following his release from prison.

Kemi and Andrew split in 2017.

Bar worker Meghan is thought to have been dating the Reading-born expat for around three months when she was mowed down.

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