Mum and daughter who carried out sickening hate campaign in Hartlepool re-arrested over Facebook page

Lynne Portues and Nathalie Veart
Lynne Portues and Nathalie Veart

A MUM and daughter who carried out a campaign of hate in their community have been re-arrested on suspicion of further offences.

Uniformed officers from Cleveland Police attended the home of Lynne Portues and her daughter, Nathalie Veart, in Gillpark Grove, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, around 1pm on Sunday.

Veart, 21, was arrested on suspicion of harassment and malicious communication relating to a Facebook page she is alleged to have set up, say police.

She was then released on bail pending further inquiries.

Portues, 54, was arrested and then charged with allegedly obstructing a police officer, and she is due to appear before Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court on April 1.

Both mother and daughter are due before justices at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on April 3 to be sentenced for a string of previous crimes that they were found guilty of at a trial on Tuesday, March 11.

Veart had been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive message last year which related to her sending a Facebook message claiming that innocent Hartlepool vicar, Father Paul Allinson, 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 persistent use of a public communications network for the purpose of annoyance between July 26 and 29 last year when she made 22 nuisance 999 phone calls to Cleveland Police.

The trial, which was held at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court, saw the two defendants ordered out of the courtroom for disrupting the hearing and repeatedly chanting at the magistrates.

The pair decided to leave the court building, so a warrant was issued for their arrest.

They were arrested in Middlesbrough on Wednesday, March 12, and appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court in custody the following day and bailed to their sentencing date.