Neighbour hit in row over egg throwing

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A woman hit a neighbour who had seen her throw an egg at her husband’s car.

Kate McCallum thumped the woman several times in the chest with her fists following the incident.

McCallum, 52, of Kemp Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to assault.

She was sentenced to an eight-week tagged curfew, from 9pm to 7am, 
and ordered to pay compensation of £75 to her victim with £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Margaret 
McCormack sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said a woman saw McCallum staggering along an alleyway on Westby Drive on March 29, at 10.10pm.

McCallum then threw an egg at the woman’s husband’s Citroen car.

When the woman asked McCallum why she had thrown the egg at the car, the defendant waved a set of keys at her and hit her repeatedly in the chest.

When interviewed by police, McCallum said she had acquired a drink problem after the loss of her partner in 1999.

The day of the offence McCallum saw the neighbour’s children pull her cat’s tail, the court was told.

That night she started drinking cider at 6.30pm and brooded for hours on what had happened to her cat.

She then took the egg and threw it at the neighbour’s car.

Alan Godwin, defending, said McCallum was currently under the supervision of the Probation Service and had just started an alcohol rehabilitation programme in a bid to curb her drinking problem.