Ex-nurse cut arm in front of child

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A former nurse breached an anti-social behaviour order when she cut her arm with a scalpel in the street.

Christine Hall was photographed self-harming by a neighbour who protested about her behaviour in front of children to the police.

Hall, 34, of Kittiwake Close, Cleveleys, pleaded guilty to breaching an Anti Social Behaviour Order (Asbo).

She was bailed for pre-sentence reports with all options including custody to be considered by Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that in September 2012 Hall was given a two year Asbo which banned her from committing acts of self-harm in public.

But on April 23, at 6.30pm, one of Hall’s neighbours, was, going up and down the street supervising his two-year-old daughter on her scooter.

The little girl was not making any noise but Hall came out of her home and said “No” before blocking the child’s way.

The neighbour told her she could not block a two-year-old’s way and Hall said: “Why are you doing this to me?”

Minutes later Hall was on her doorstep and was seen cutting her arm.

When interviewed by police Hall said she had had problems with her neighbours for 18 months.

Darren Halstead, defending, said that in 1995 Hall was a nurse at a Blackpool hospital.

After her marriage ended she suffered depression and made suicide attempts.

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