Our thanks to Mike P for this. An extract:
Last June 6 Mr Shepley was parking his van when Ashworth emerged from her home and asked him to look after her dog.
When he declined she became angry and began shouting and swearing at him.
During the row Mr Shepley said: ‘No one likes you round here’ – but she retorted: ‘if you come any closer to me I will punch you in the face.’
As he got his phone out to record the incident Ashworth suddenly attacked him and knocked the phone out of his hand causing it to smash on the floor.
Eye witnesses saw her then kick or punch Mr Shepley up to ten times before walking off.
Later when she was charged with the attack, Ashworth turned up outside Mr Shepley’s home saying: ‘If I go back to prison then your home and pub will get rushed.
If I get locked up then I have got friends who will rush his house and his mum’s pub will be no more.’
A neighbour also heard Ashworth shout: ‘drop the charges or you will get shot’. In a phone call to Mr Shepley she added: ‘Your life will not be worth living if I go to jail.’