Faye Mallon and Lydia Henshall, from Stockport, tell how they were forced out of their home following a gay sex abuse campaign by Kim Armstrong, who caught them kissing through the living room window
Image: Lydia Henshall / Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd)
A lesbian couple suffered homophobic abuse during a hate campaign that forced them to leave their home after a neighbor spotted them kissing through a living room window.
Kim Armstrong, 63, harassed nurse Faye Mallon, 26, and her counselor girlfriend Lydia Henshall, 27, to the point that Faye was forced to take time off work because of her anxiety, and they left their home in Stockport.
The father-of-two regularly hit the couple’s car with him, while his other attempts at intimidation included filling their wheelie bins with medical waste and insulting comments like “” fat lesbians”, “f ** weirdos” and “disrespectful naughty girls”.
Armstrong was ordered to follow an electronically tagged three-month curfew from 7pm to 7am, ordered to complete 20 days of rehab, given a 12-month community order and was ordered by Stockport JPs to pay £395 in expenses. fees and charges after admitting harassment.
Lydia said their neighbor is “trying to make our lives as uncomfortable as possible to try to get us moving”.
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She said: “We love our house and we’ve spent a lot of money on it and we shouldn’t feel like we’re being forced out of it. I want to enjoy life without constantly checking in,” she said. camera and wonder what happens next.”
Faye told police that the problems started after Armstrong “looked through our lounge window and saw we had feelings for each other”.
She added: “The ongoing situation has had an effect on my mental health.”
Dave Holland, the prosecutor, said Armstrong was seen driving his car into a car of one of the victims.
“It was just a hit where his car hit her bumper but there was some damage,” he said.
One of the victims was putting trash in a bin and found it full of medical waste with their name on it.
They talked to the defendant but when questioned he said, “Yeah right, fat lesbian ** eccentric,” before walking away mumbling.
Due to the damage to the vehicle, the claimants were given a rental car, but the defendant damaged the vehicle in the same way.
One of the victims told the defendant: “You just hit my car again.”
But he replied, “Do I mind?” Then he said: “You are f ** eccentrics, you are the fat c**** couple. ”
Then the same situation happened again with the cars.
The prosecution said: “The victims had to move houses after this incident.
Armstrong told a probation officer he felt he was the victim of two “disrespectful naughty girls”.
“He is very rigid in his thoughts and views,” the probation report said.
Steven McHugh, mitigated, said Armstrong claimed he was influenced by loud music and rows of girls’ seats. There have been other words exchanged for both sides.
“My clients feel sad when he’s here and they’re not,” he says.
“His thinking might be a bit distorted compared to today’s values. He admitted everything except the homophobic element. There was a phrase, ‘fat lesbians’, but he was. don’t scream and take to the streets.”
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