Charity shop terror pensioner, Jeanne Wilding, jailed

An OAP subject to an anti-social behaviour order imposed while she was living in Walsden was described by a judge as a “deeply disturbed woman”.

Saturday, 24th August 2013, 10:30 am
Jeanne Wilding. Pic Ross Parry

A court heard Jeanne Wilding, 64, had left victims psychologically damaged by her latest intimidating outbursts as she was jailed for 15 months yesterday at Leeds Crown Court.

Wilding, of Millwright Street, Mabgate, Leeds, was found guilty of six out of seven charges of breaching her antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) after a trial last month.

The ASBO prevented the pensioner from entering the premises of Emmaus and St Vincent’s shops in Leeds and causing “harassment, alarm or distress”.

The prosecution said Wilding had targeted the charity shops in a concerted campaign of harassment.

Jailing Wilding, judge Paula Tyler said: “You are a deeply disturbed woman. You are capable of destroying or reducing people’s way of life.

“You are highly manipulative with the way you reduce their quality of life and reduce others to a state of virtual desperation.

“I have no doubt that your past behaviour has caused real suffering and you have the capability of causing people suffering and causing real injury to their psychological health.”