Woman who fought in the street jailed for five months

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A WOMAN who fought in the street has been given a five month jail sentence.

Elly Fletcher was captured on CCTV squaring up and trading blows with another woman outside a newsagents in Marton Road, Middlesbrough.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the 44-year-old had “history” with the complainant, who was accompanied by two men, and had been involved in an altercation with her earlier the same day.

Prosecutor Rosalind Scott-Bell said Fletcher accepted swinging her arm in a punching action and was seen to be “somewhat aggressive”.

When she was arrested by police she said she was defending herself after attempts to rob her of her mobile phone and described the incident as “three against one”.

Fletcher, of Burwell Street, Middlesbrough, admitted affray on the evening of March 19 this year. She had previous convictions for violence and had been sentenced to five years in jail in 2004 for an assault. However she had not committed any offences since.

Jo Pasfield, mitigating, said Fletcher accepted her behaviour was not appropriate.

Judge Howard Crowson said such incidents were frightening for innocent members of the public who may have seen what was happening.

The judge jailed her for 20 weeks, but said as the four months she had spent on remand would inevitably count towards the sentence she was likely to be released from custody very soon.

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11:13pm Wed 23 Jul 14

behonest says...

A bit of a scuffle with an enemy and she gets a jail sentence.
Another woman leaves two defenceless dogs locked in a cage to starve to death and she walks free.
Why are we stuck with such a disgusting criminal justice system in this sh1t country?
A bit of a scuffle with an enemy and she gets a jail sentence. Another woman leaves two defenceless dogs locked in a cage to starve to death and she walks free. Why are we stuck with such a disgusting criminal justice system in this sh1t country? behonest
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12:24am Thu 24 Jul 14

359282 says...

behonest wrote:
A bit of a scuffle with an enemy and she gets a jail sentence.
Another woman leaves two defenceless dogs locked in a cage to starve to death and she walks free.
Why are we stuck with such a disgusting criminal justice system in this sh1t country?
She got jailed for contributing to our escalatingly brutal society.

Surely even the most challenged people can appreciate that violence and threatening behaviour to other human beings is more serious than cruelty to animals.
I suspect that people focus upon animals because human interaction is just too difficult for them.
[quote][p][bold]behonest[/bold] wrote: A bit of a scuffle with an enemy and she gets a jail sentence. Another woman leaves two defenceless dogs locked in a cage to starve to death and she walks free. Why are we stuck with such a disgusting criminal justice system in this sh1t country?[/p][/quote]She got jailed for contributing to our escalatingly brutal society. Surely even the most challenged people can appreciate that violence and threatening behaviour to other human beings is more serious than cruelty to animals. I suspect that people focus upon animals because human interaction is just too difficult for them. 359282
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2:30pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Tregeor says...

behonest referred to the women who let her two poor dogs starve to death. I read this too and wondered why there was no 'comments' button to press? Does anyone know why some of these news items have a 'comment's section and others don't?
behonest referred to the women who let her two poor dogs starve to death. I read this too and wondered why there was no 'comments' button to press? Does anyone know why some of these news items have a 'comment's section and others don't? Tregeor
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2:46pm Thu 24 Jul 14

behonest says...

359282 wrote:
behonest wrote: A bit of a scuffle with an enemy and she gets a jail sentence. Another woman leaves two defenceless dogs locked in a cage to starve to death and she walks free. Why are we stuck with such a disgusting criminal justice system in this sh1t country?
She got jailed for contributing to our escalatingly brutal society. Surely even the most challenged people can appreciate that violence and threatening behaviour to other human beings is more serious than cruelty to animals. I suspect that people focus upon animals because human interaction is just too difficult for them.
Threatening to punch someone you're in dispute with is more serious than deliberately starving two caged dogs to death?
Maybe in the mind of the most arrogant human being.
[quote][p][bold]359282[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]behonest[/bold] wrote: A bit of a scuffle with an enemy and she gets a jail sentence. Another woman leaves two defenceless dogs locked in a cage to starve to death and she walks free. Why are we stuck with such a disgusting criminal justice system in this sh1t country?[/p][/quote]She got jailed for contributing to our escalatingly brutal society. Surely even the most challenged people can appreciate that violence and threatening behaviour to other human beings is more serious than cruelty to animals. I suspect that people focus upon animals because human interaction is just too difficult for them.[/p][/quote]Threatening to punch someone you're in dispute with is more serious than deliberately starving two caged dogs to death? Maybe in the mind of the most arrogant human being. behonest
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