Monday 22 June 2015

Tory councillor who assaulted 72 year old UKIP candidate being sued for cost of replacing dentures

A Conservative councillor who assaulted a 72 year old UKIP candidate in 2012 has avoided paying for replacement dentures for the ones she broke when she hit him in the face for the last three years, forcing her victim to take legal action.

Cllr Penny Jackman, a Conservative councillor on New Forest District Council and Lymington & Pennington Town Council, got into an argument with Mike Beggs after taking exception to him handing out leaflets quoting her saying "let's shut the buggers down" in reference to a local cricket club the council were trying to evict from their home of 175 years and struck him in the face, breaking his dentures.