Niece posted letter threats to her aunt, 91

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A niece frightened her 91-year-old aunt calling her an evil witch who deserved to be dead.

Cheryl Lawrence got upset after comments were made about her mother’s delayed funeral, a court was told.

Lawrence, 37, of Warbreck Drive, North Shore, pleaded guilty to two offences of breaching a restraining order. She was remanded in custody for pre-sentence reports by Blackpool magistrates.

Claire Hilton, prosecuting, said in October last year Lawrence was convicted of harassing her aunt and put on an indefinite restraining order which banned her from contacting her aunt.

On April 26 the aunt received two envelopes each containing three letters from Lawrence.

The letters contained nasty and threatening comments about the aunt, warning her not to go to her sister’s funeral and stating when Lawrence got her hands on her she would harm her, the court heard.

Michael Woosnam, defending, told magistrates Lawrence had inadvertently met her aunt on a bus. Her aunt then made comments about Lawrence’s mother’s funeral not yet taking place although she had died six to seven weeks previously.

Lawrence had never approached her aunt, only written her letters.

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