Niece harassed woman by letter

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A WOMAN sent hate mail to her 91-year-old great aunt, Blackpool Magistrates were told.

Cheryl Lawrence sent 27 letters to her victim in the space of a week.

Lawrence, 37, of Warbreck Drive, Blackpool admitted harassment.

She was given a 12 week curfew and ordered to obey a restraining order which forbids her from contracting or approaching her great-aunt.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said the mail started to arrive at the victim’s home.The letter described the elderly woman as a money grabber and thief and contained foul language.

Ms Connah said: “The woman said she was frightened and saddened by the tone of the letters and handed them over to the police. She felt she was being harassed. She was worried each day when her post arrived.”

Lawrence said in police interview she had written them because she felt her great aunt had said horrible things about another relative.

She told police that she knew it was unacceptable to write to an old lady in the way she had.

Michael Woosnam, defending, said his client had mental health issues. “She knows she wrote things she knew to be wrong”

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