Woman sentenced after verbally assaulting two young girls
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A 48-year-old woman from Chester who verbally assaulted two 12-year-old girls for walking on her land has been fined £180.00 and ordered to pay £430.00 costs, plus compensation.
Ruth Keziah appeared at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 5 February where she was found guilty of use of threatening and abusive language with intent to cause alarm and distress.
The charge related to an incident that occurred on the morning of Saturday 13 April 2019 when two 12-year-old girls, who were competing in the Cheshire Hike, stepped onto land owned by Keziah on Warrington Road, Mickle Trafford.
The children were both greeted by screams of abuse from Keziah who told them they were trespassing and threatened to get her gun out.
She also repeated swore at the girls and told them that it was a ‘good job they were wearing bright clothes’ as they we would be able to see them when they had been squashed and killed by all the animals in the fields.
Following the sentencing Police Constable Boulton said: “The victims in this case were both innocent young children taking part in a competition who accidently crossed onto land owned by Keziah.
“Rather than simply ask the girls to go back onto the footpath, she tore into them and verbally assaulted the pair.
“During the attack Keziah even told the girls that it was a ‘good job’ they hadn’t gone into the next field as it was owned by a paedophile who would tie them up and do things to them.
“Both of the girls were left traumatised and physically shaken as a result of what she said and I welcome the fact that she has now been sentenced for her actions.”