A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a mother and daughter who carried out a campaign of hate in their community.
Lynne Portues, 54, and Natalie Veart, 21, of Gillpark Grove, Seaton Carew, were due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on Thursday morning to be sentenced for a string of offences.
They had previously been found guilty at Hartlepool Magistrates Court of various crimes.
Veart was found guilty of sending a grossly offensive message last year which related to her sending a Facebook message claiming Hartlepool vicar Father Paul Allison was involved in paedophilia.
She was also found guilty of using threatening behaviour after she threatened to kill her next door neighbour’s baby granddaughter.
Portues was found guilty of persistently using a public communications network for the purpose of annoyance between July 26 and 29 last year by making 22 nuisance calls to Cleveland Police.
The trial saw the defendants ordered out of the courtroom for disruption and chanting at magistrates.
A warrant was issued then for their arrests and they were arrested and bailed until today, April 3.
In the meantime they were arrested and on suspicion of other offences on March 16.
Portues was charged with obstructing a police officer and failed to appear at court for this matter on April 1.
Veart was arrested on suspicion of harassment and malicious communication relating to a Facebook page she is alleged to have set up.
But on Thursday morning neither appeared for sentencing and in a short hearing District Judge Martin Walker issued a warrant for their arrest to secure their attendance.