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Sutton woman accused of threatening to hack woman to death
3:00pm Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
A 41-year-old Sutton woman accused of threatening to hack another woman to death has been remanded on bail by Skipton magistrates.
Suzanne Jaggers appeared in the dock from custody on Friday after a warrant was issued for her arrest two days earlier when she failed to turn up in court.
Magistrates told Jaggers, of Rosemount Court, she must return for sentencing on March 8.
Earlier in the week, the court was told other telephone messages sent by Jaggers threatened the complainant’s children.
It was alleged Jaggers unleashed the threats in a tirade of about 50 calls a day between June 12 and August 11 last year Jaggers, who had a conviction for blackmail in 2008 relating to an animal rights issue, was accused of harassment without violence.
After hearing a sample of the telephone recordings, the bench found the case proved. And magistrates were so concerned Jaggers had failed to appear in court, they called for her arrest without bail.
Prosecutor Hilary Reece urged magistrates to hear the case then and there because the principal witness had arrived to give evidence.
“She is extremely anxious the case is brought to a conclusion today,” she said.
Mrs Reece said the victim had a long history of dealing with the irrational manner of Jaggers, who had mental health problems.
The victim said she had visited Jaggers in Airedale Hospital last Easter and had subsequently been bombarded by phone calls.
“The language was absolutely vile. It was emotionally horrendous. The phone was going night and day. It has been a nightmare to come here and relive it again,” she told the bench.
When arrested Jaggers refused to answer questions and said she could hear voices in her head.