Facebook taunts end in court for Whalley woman in love triangle

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A Whalley woman who taunted her love rival via Facebook was eventually given a conditional caution by police and then failed to comply.

Blackburn magistrates heard 28-year-old Keighley Baxter posted messages to the other woman using the Facebook page of the man whose attentions they were both vying for.

One of them said; “Sorry Keighley really is pregnant” and another “Just off to Blackpool with your fella again.”

Baxter, of Nightingale Close, Whalley, pleaded guilty to harassing theother woman. She was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £100 towards costs. She was also made subject to a restraining order for 12 months.

Mr Dominic Howells (prosecuting) said the aggrieved was in a relationship with a man and at the same time he stayed with Baxter at her address and they had a child together.

“The defendant has made threats in the past and caused damage to property, which resulted in a harassment warning,” said Mr Howells. He said some of the Facebook messages had become personal and nasty.

Mr Jonathan Taylor (defending) said his client accepted sending a number of “nasty” messages.

“She was frustrated that she was in a relationship and the other woman was competing with her for the same man,” said Mr Taylor. “She says there have been no further issues since July.”