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Alan and Wendy Robinson in King’s Lynn court after causing distress after Bawsey caravan site

A married couple wound up in court after a barrage of abusive language saw them harass a neighbour at their caravan park home.

Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard that Alan and Wendy Robinson had been involved in a long-running disagreement with another woman at the Innisfree Park Homes site in Bawsey.

The couple spoke to the Lynn News earlier this year about the matter, which started when Mr Robinson was accused of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control. He was subsequently acquitted.

Innisfree Park Homes in Bawsey, where the incident took place
Innisfree Park Homes in Bawsey, where the incident took place

However, at the start of May, he and his wife were arrested following a disturbance at the caravan park - and they appeared at the Lynn court on Thursday.

Mr Robinson, 53, admitted using threatening or abusive behaviour to cause harassment or distress, while Mrs Robinson, 45, pleaded guilty to a similar offence where she was likely to cause harassment or distress.

The court heard that at around 4pm on May 2, police received a phone call reporting that the couple were making threats to a woman and her partner at the site.

Despite being asked to calm down on multiple occasions when officers arrived at the scene, they continued to shout words such as “f**k”, “w**kers” and “b**tards” - leading to their arrests.

Both defendants had three previous convictions to their name - and in mitigation, solicitor Tiffany Meredith said they both accepted full responsibility for their “inappropriate and unnecessary language” on this occasion.

However, she told magistrates about the “history” between them and the victim - who is supposedly not supposed to be living at the Bawsey site.

“There are some difficulties - I don’t want to go into them, but there are difficulties,” Ms Meredith said.

She argued that as the victim actually approached the defendants at the time and “effectively involved herself in that situation”, no “serious distress or alarm” had been caused.

The solicitor also told the court that Mr Robinson is schizophrenic, while Mrs Robinson suffers with depression and anxiety and experiences psychotic tendencies.

“They are sorry for their behaviour in that they know it is not appropriate, and they don’t want to be in trouble,” she added.

“They now have a caravan elsewhere, which they are able to go to most of the time.

“They don’t seek trouble - they look for a peaceful life.”

Magistrates handed Mrs Robinson a six-month conditional discharge. She will also pay a £26 victim surcharge and £40 in court costs.

Meanwhile, Mr Robinson will pay a £120 fine, £48 victim surcharge and £40 in costs.

No compensation was awarded to the victim.

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