Sister of missing Hartlepool girl wants jail for cruel telephone tormentor

Sharon Lee (right) and Natasha Lee
Sharon Lee (right) and Natasha Lee

THE sister of a two-year-old who went missing in 1981 has slammed a woman who plagued her with a string of harassing telephone calls.

Donna Wright, 34, broke a restraining order to telephone Hartlepool man Richard Lee, whose daughter Katrice has not been seen since she disappeared in a busy Naafi store near a British Army base in Germany.

Wright admitted harassing Mr Lee, 64, after conclusive phone records were produced, and bombarding the family with messages on Facebook.

Katrice’s sister Natasha Lee, 39, of Gosport, said: “It’s a really cruel act. It’s sickening.

“For somebody to do such a terrible thing – I don’t think I can put it into words. I’d like to say I feel a sense of relief in some respect but I’m really, really nervous.

“My only hope from the sentencing is that justice is served.

“I hope that she gets 12 weeks in prison. This has been going on for two and a half years.

“It was just a kick in the teeth for us, she was just playing the system.

“I’m always checking on Facebook to see if I’ve got another message from her. It’s show a real ugly side to Facebook.

“It’s been a really traumatic experience.

“I hope we never have to go through it again.

“It’s bad enough losing your sister, then to have somebody start up a really cruel campaign is almost like hatred toward us.

“It’s just been completely devastating.”

Wright will be sentenced on June 4 to allow for pre-sentence and psychiatric reports to be produced.

Wright, from Oak Terrace, West Cornforth, was granted conditional bail until she is sentenced.