Mum and daughter who carried out hate campaign back in court after new arrest

Lynne Portues and Nathalie Veart

Lynne Portues and Nathalie Veart

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A MUM and daughter who carried out a campaign of hate in their community have re-appeared in court after being arrested on a warrant.

Lynne Portues and Nathalie Veart were ordered out of a courtroom on Tuesday for disrupting their trial, where they were found guilty of a string of harassment charges including claiming an innocent vicar was a paedophile, threatening to kill a neighbour’s baby, and making 22 nuisance 999 phone calls.

Justices at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court found them guilty of a collective three charges and issued a warrant for their arrest when they left the building and failed to return to be sentenced. Police arrested the pair, of Gillpark Grove, Seaton Carew, in Middlesbrough on Wednesday and they appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court in custody. They were released on bail to return to the court on April 3 for sentence. Veart, 21, had been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive message on July 22 last year, and of using threatening behaviour on July 29 last year. Portues, 54, was found guilty of persistent use of a public communications network for the purpose of annoyance between July 26 and 29 last year.