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Jilted lover's spray paint revenge
1:10pm Wednesday 4th April 2012 in News
A WOMAN sprayed offensive graffiti on the garage door of her ex-lover in a crime of passion after their relationship broke down.
Paula Scott pleaded guilty to the incident on Friday, December 23, at the home of Christopher Latham in Wood End, Evesham, when she appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court.
Leslie Ashton, prosecuting, said their relationship ended three months previously and Scott admitted daubing the white garage door with an offensive word in letters 24-30 inches tall in bright blue paint.
Scott also agreed the word used was very rude and would cause offence to anyone who saw it.
Chris Hilton, defending, described it as a crime of passion after the relationship ended in a manner Scott could not comprehend.
Scott had invested a lot emotionally and financially in the relationship and had high hopes for their time together.
He said Mr Latham had effectively moved in with her and Scott had given up work and could not secure benefits due to his income, while the split caused her a lot of upset and led to medical problems and ultimately an episode of poor decision-making she bitterly regretted.
Scott, aged 55, of Evesham Road, Norton, near Evesham, received a conditional discharge for 12 months and was ordered to pay compensation of £70 to Mr Latham and costs of £85.