Monday, 4 March 2013

councillor and daughter go on trial for harrassing neighbour

A TOWN councillor and her daughter went on trial today (Thursday, February 14) charged with harassing a neighbour.

Councillor Irene Hewitson, 55, of Rowan Place, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, and her daughter Jenna Eastland, 26, are accused of being threatening and abusive towards Mary-Jane Kelly, another resident of the street, between August 17 and September 21 last year.

Mrs Hewitson, an independent member of Great Aycliffe Town Council, and Miss Eastland deny the charge.

At a trial at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court Ms Kelly claimed she had been harassed by the councillor and her family on a daily basis for almost ten months.

Read the full story from the source The Northern Echo

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