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Leaflet campaign after East Lancashire woman convicted of assault

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AN EAST Lancashire woman who was found guilty of assaulting a grandmother has been named in a leaflet campaign.

Sophie Pollard, 23, of Fence, was convicted of attacking Ann Knowles-Foster in a trial at Reedley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Following the conviction leaflets carrying a photo of Pollard and stating that she was ‘Guilty!!!’ were anonymously posted through the doors of businesses in Clitheroe.

The leaflet states that Pollard works ‘for a well-known hairdressers’ in the Ribble Valley town.

The leaflet said Pollard was: “Found guilty of assaulting Patricia Ann Knowles-Foster, a 66-year-old grandmother of four by spitting in her face and kicking her in the groin.”

And as well as outlining the consequences of the conviction, the leaflet also gave an address for Pollard.

Det Sgt Nigel Watson said: “Clitheroe police have been made aware of a number of flyers that have been distributed to a number of businesses, but we are not mounting an investigation at this stage.”

The offence occurred at a house in Langroyd Road, Colne, on December 28 last year.

Police said Pollard had been a tenant at a property owned by Mrs Knowles-Foster. An argument broke out when Mrs Knowles-Foster visited to collect the keys as Pollard was vacating the property, police said.

Pollard was found guilty and ordered to pay £300 in court costs.

She was told to pay £100 compensation. She has also been made subject of a curfew and she will have to wear an electronic tag for 30 days until October 5.

Mrs Knowles-Foster was unavailable for comment.

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10:17am Tue 13 Sep 11

burner says...

If you think this is wrong, LT, do you not consider you have made things a whole lot worse by publishing such details here? OK, story, maybe ; but a picture . . . .?
If you think this is wrong, LT, do you not consider you have made things a whole lot worse by publishing such details here? OK, story, maybe ; but a picture . . . .? burner
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10:28am Tue 13 Sep 11

Coeur de Lion says...

What an exellent idea maybe it will catch on, if the poster is only telling the truth the only rule being broken is the one on flyposting.
What an exellent idea maybe it will catch on, if the poster is only telling the truth the only rule being broken is the one on flyposting. Coeur de Lion
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10:34am Tue 13 Sep 11

BuckoTheMoose says...

burner wrote:
If you think this is wrong, LT, do you not consider you have made things a whole lot worse by publishing such details here? OK, story, maybe ; but a picture . . . .?
True enough. Readership of the LET paper and website will be a lot bigger than a few leaflets.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: If you think this is wrong, LT, do you not consider you have made things a whole lot worse by publishing such details here? OK, story, maybe ; but a picture . . . .?[/p][/quote]True enough. Readership of the LET paper and website will be a lot bigger than a few leaflets. BuckoTheMoose
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1:45pm Tue 13 Sep 11

HelmshoreBoy says...

One of the best bit of community journalism the LET have done for a long time!

Let's know who the culprits are that are living on our doorsteps. No need for flyposter campaigns thenand better for the environment.
One of the best bit of community journalism the LET have done for a long time! Let's know who the culprits are that are living on our doorsteps. No need for flyposter campaigns thenand better for the environment. HelmshoreBoy
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12:16am Sat 24 Sep 11

lady san says...

Well done LT. I totally agree that more of this is needed. Maybe the embarrassment factor works far far better than 100 pound compensation and the effects of her actions last longer than a day in court. With any luck she'll think twice regarding the repercussions of her actions next time.
Well done LT. I totally agree that more of this is needed. Maybe the embarrassment factor works far far better than 100 pound compensation and the effects of her actions last longer than a day in court. With any luck she'll think twice regarding the repercussions of her actions next time. lady san
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12:18am Sat 24 Sep 11

lady san says...

Well done LT. I totally agree that more of this is needed. Maybe the embarrassment factor works far far better than 100 pound compensation and the effects of her actions last longer than a day in court. With any luck she'll think twice regarding the repercussions of her actions next time.
Well done LT. I totally agree that more of this is needed. Maybe the embarrassment factor works far far better than 100 pound compensation and the effects of her actions last longer than a day in court. With any luck she'll think twice regarding the repercussions of her actions next time. lady san
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