Derbyshire woman 'made disgusting sexual references and shouted 'death is upon you all, court hears

A mentally ill Derbyshire woman spat on a neighbour following a street row where she said she was going to kill her, a court was told.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 3:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 3:30 pm

Danielle Lister admitted assault when she appeared before Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, February 4.

The court heard that the incident happened outside a neighbour’s home in Cavendish Road, Bolsover, on January 14.

Prosecuting, Peter Bettany said: “This is a matter between neighbours and the family in question appear to have been having problems with this lady. They’d had CCTV installed to monitor the situation. She went to pull into her driveway and the defendant was standing there blocking the way.

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Chesterfield Magistrates Court where Danielle Lister appeared

“She then followed her up the street shouting, ‘Come on, come on’, and made disgusting sexual references. She was shouting, ‘Death is upon you all tonight, you are going to die, I am going to kill you’.

“In a statement made to police, the victim said Lister then spat on her.

Mitigating, Kevin Tomlinson said Lister had a long history of mental health issues and had been hospitalised twice in the past year at a specialist facility in Chesterfield.

He said: “Over the past 18 months there have been a number of problems with the neighbours and others in the area where she resides.

Magistrates gave Lister a two-year conditional discharge and a two-year restraining order - forbidding her to contact her neighbours or to go onto their drive. She was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £21 victim surcharge.