David Iles Defends ASBO Breach Farmer

Mon, 14 Dec 2015

A foul mouthed farmer has been jailed for 28 months after shouting and swearing at passersby and accusing innocent people of being paedophiles and drug dealers. 

60-year-old Margaret Wooliscroft from Stoke on Trent commited a string of offences betweween April 2014 and April 2015, including laying traffic cones across the road to prevent drivers getting past and holding up traffic with her geese. 

These offences came after she was given an ASBO in 2011 for similar abusive behaviour

Sentencing took place at Stoke on Trent Crown Court last week where the court heard Wooliscroft, who kept cattle and geese at her farm, had previous convictions going back to 1987, including two other ASBO breaches, possession of a knife, battery, and using threatening words or behaviour.

No5 barrister David Iles, who was defending in the case, commented, “Her disastrous reputation precedes her. The net effect of that was local tittle-tattle. She was about as popular as a diesel Volkswagen. Everybody knew her and everybody was wary of her.'

Wooliscroft was convicted of five counts of breaching an anti social behaviour order and one charge of racially aggravated alarm, harassment and distress. 

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