A parent has been banned from going within 100 metres of her children's school by a court.Oh, great!
Kelly Nuttall has also been prevented from contacting a teaching assistant at the school after being issued with a restraining order.
Clair Moss, prosecuting, told North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court: "Miss Reece had had considerable dealings with the defendant and they were frequently in meetings.Errr….
"The defendant began to constantly attend the school and ring up trying to speak to Miss Reece.
"She was also seen walking past the defendant's home address and a letter was delivered to Miss Reece's home.
"She was about to be spoken to by the police and faced the possibility of being given a harassment warning notice."
But the magistrates heard that Miss Reece called Staffordshire Police at 10.40pm on August 23 after hearing someone throw something at her Kia Rio car.
Officers attended the incident and carried out a search of the area. Nuttall was later arrested after saying: "Come and arrest me, she has ruined my life."
Oh, that’s not the only offence, either:
Nuttall was also sentenced for two counts of theft after admitting stealing clothing and accessories worth £365 from Primark, in Hanley, on October 16.OK, so… *deep breath* …what’s the ‘mitigation’?
Simon Dykes, mitigating, said Nuttall's emotional wellbeing led to her committing the offences.Or, perhaps more accurately, her lack of it?
He said she was a victim of domestic violence in a previous relationship.Which has….well, what bearing on this?
Mr Dykes said: "It was those issues which led to the relationship she formed with Sharon Reece.Well, boo hoo!
"She felt Miss Reece was a good friend to her and was always there for her to open up to.
"She saw Sharon Reece as someone she could offload her problems on.
"But she later felt hurt, upset and betrayed."
Doesn’t she sound just like the sort of person who shouldn’t be allowed guardianship of children? I see there’s no mention of a husband or partner…
Magistrates sentenced Nuttall to a 12-month community order with supervision and a requirement to attend 16 sessions at Chepstow House, in Hanley, which aims to help women get their lives back on track.Just ‘women’..?
Nuttall was also ordered to pay £200 compensation and £170 prosecution costs.I note there’s no mention of a job, either. I guess we know who’ll be paying that…