Corby woman convicted of racist harassment of Eastern European shop worker

Lafferty admitted the offence in court

Monday, 7th June 2021, 5:20 am
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A woman from Corby has been sentenced after admitting racially-aggravated harassment of a Lithuanian shop worker who lived near her.

Leanne Lafferty, of Scarborough Walk, appeared before magistrates to admit the charge of harassment that took place over a five-month period. Magistrates also ruled that the crime was racially-charged.

Lafferty, 40, was said to have harassed the woman between August 2019 and January 2020.

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Appearing before Northampton Magistrates' Court on May 25, she was given a year-long community order that includes a 20-day rehabilitation requirement.

She was also given a two-year restraining order banning her from going into the Corby phone shop that the woman works in, from going near her house or from contacting her in any way.

She was also fined £120, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £90 and costs of £85.

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