A MIRFIELD woman has appeared in court after shouting abuse in front of a child.
Jeanette Gledhill, of Northway Gardens, was before Kirklees Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
She admitted behaving in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said that Gledhill shouted at the 12-year-old girl as she played in a neighbour’s garden.
Ms Schofield said that Gledhill was abusive and at one point yelled: “You’re all scum, I hate you.”
The prosecutor added: “The girl was very scared, she felt Ms Gledhill might be coming for her.
“She ran back into the house, Ms Gledhill was in drink and continued to shout abuse.”
Ms Schofield said that some friend’s attempted to get the 43-year-old back into her home but police were called.
She said that the abusive language continued towards the officers when they arrived.
Paul Blanchard, mitigating, told District Judge Marie Mallon that his client had suffered some personal difficulties.
He added that as a result Gledhill had turned to drink as a crutch.
Mr Blanchard said: “She appreciates her actions were wholly inappropriate that evening.”
Judge Mallon gave Gledhill, who had no previous convictions, a conditional discharge for 12 months.