Lytham blogger, 45, admits harassment charge

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A woman turned on a foster mother after being told she could not be given updates on her estranged daughter.

Lisa Smith stalked the foster mum and in one call told her that her own mother would be spinning in her grave if she knew how she was behaving.

Smith, 45, of Tuxford Road, Ansdell, a blogger who was said to be setting up an online magazine, pleaded guilty to harassment.

She was sentenced to do 110 hours’ unpaid work for the community and ordered to pay compensation of £200 to the foster mum with a £520 court charge plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Smith was also put on a two-year restraining order which banned her from contacting the foster mum and the foster mum’s partner or children.

The order also prohibited her from going within 15 metres of the foster mum’s shop or entering Saltcotes Place, Lytham.