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Landlady cleared for throwing out two lesbian PCs 'kissing' in pub
Daily Mail ^ | 16th February 2007

Posted on 02/17/2007 3:10:11 PM PST by Lorianne

A landlady who swore at two lesbian police officers fondling in her public house - The Old Cock - has been cleared of a public order offence.

Nikki Hackett was accused of banging her fists on a table and telling the pair: "We don't want that ****ing thing or your sort in here."

Uncomfortable onlookers saw the pair passionately kissing each other during a night out in the traditional pub, prompting swift action from Mrs Hackett.

Magistrates' heard WPCs Nicola Stewart and Lisa Curchin, who claimed to be merely holding hands, had also provoked complaints from customers about their behaviour on 1 April last year.

Giving evidence during a trial at St Albans Magistrates' Court, assistant manager Rhian Roderick, said: "One of the ladies had her hand up the inner thigh of the other's short trousers.

"They were kissing passionately on the lips."

She said she alerted Mrs Hackett after seeing the pair, who were sitting at a table with PC Stewart's sister and her boyfriend, kissing for more than five seconds, three or four times.

Mrs Hackett admitted swearing at them when she asked them to stop, but denied banging her fists on the table or "using words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress".

Magistrates heard that after she had spoken to the pair one had sworn back and threatened to head-butt her before storming out.

Character witnesses speaking up for Mrs Hackett included Harpenden Deputy Mayor Michael Weaver, former police officer Peter Barrett and rival landlady Vivienne Artz.

They said that in her 12 years at the pub in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, she had transformed it from a place with a reputation for under-age drinking, drugs and trouble to a respectable establishment which helped community events.

Sean Minihan, defending, said: "Do you really think a woman with this experience in the licensing trade, dealing with a difficult pub and turning it around, would be bothered with two ladies holding pinky fingers? It beggars belief."

He said his client was entitled to ask people in her pub not to behave in a way that made other customers uncomfortable.

Presiding magistrate Penny Williams, said: "We don't believe the prosecution witnesses' versions of events.

"They were in drink, and there were significant differences."

Speaking after the hearing a relieved Mrs Hackett, who had faced the possible loss of her licence and livelihood, said: "It has been very, very traumatic for me.

"I have nothing against gay people - some of my friends are gay - but I can't have my customers being made to feel uncomfortable by public displays of passion whether it be from gay or hetrosexual couples."

PC Stewart works for Hertfordshire Constabulary in the west of the county. Her partner, who became a police officer after the incident, works in Bedfordshire.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: gaystapo; homosexualagenda; pda; publicsex

1 posted on 02/17/2007 3:10:12 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

two lesbian police officers fondling in her public house - " THE OLD COCK " ...hehehe...


2 posted on 02/17/2007 3:13:54 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Lorianne

The jokes are going to write themselves!


3 posted on 02/17/2007 3:13:57 PM PST by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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To: Lorianne

"The Old Cock"

Sheesh, the womyn constables should have known they weren't welcome there.


4 posted on 02/17/2007 3:14:14 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: Lorianne

FR should have a "Trash" category for articles like this.


5 posted on 02/17/2007 3:15:18 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Good night Chesty, wherever you are!)
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To: Lorianne

Coming soon to America, unless folks start to wake up before it's too late and businesses suffer because customers quit patronizing them.


6 posted on 02/17/2007 3:15:19 PM PST by jla
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To: Lorianne

How are we supposed to determine guilt without pictures?


7 posted on 02/17/2007 3:15:52 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Lorianne

Am I correct that this occurred at an establishment called "The Old Cock"? How ironic is that?

The editor could have had a field day with the headline.

;)


8 posted on 02/17/2007 3:16:51 PM PST by Canedawg (In God We Trust)
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To: jla

OK admit it,you hate gays.


9 posted on 02/17/2007 3:17:01 PM PST by JOHANNES801 (I have no tag line, cause I say nasty things.)
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To: martin_fierro

ISH Ping!


10 posted on 02/17/2007 3:17:49 PM PST by OSHA (Sarcasm detector overload!)
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To: Graybeard58; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
How are we supposed to determine guilt without pictures?

Hear, hear! Justice must be served!


11 posted on 02/17/2007 3:17:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: jla

Sorry its already here in full force and effect. Have you been to a nightclub recently? I was shocked to see that the majority of dancers at a suburban club were woman dirty dancing with themselves and kissing in public. Things sure changed.......snuck right in.


12 posted on 02/17/2007 3:20:33 PM PST by Right in Wisconsin (Have a Happy Day)
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To: JOHANNES801

Don't really care for them, I know no gays and wish to keep it that way. My point though is one of a citizen being ordered to run his/her business as the gov't sees fit and I find that a threat to our way of life.


13 posted on 02/17/2007 3:21:13 PM PST by jla
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To: Graybeard58
How are we supposed to determine guilt without pictures?

One of them has since shaved her head.

14 posted on 02/17/2007 3:21:42 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Britney Shears.)
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To: Graybeard58

15 posted on 02/17/2007 3:23:03 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Right in Wisconsin
Have you been to a nightclub recently? I was shocked to see that the majority of dancers at a suburban club were woman dirty dancing with themselves and kissing in public. Things sure changed.......snuck right in.

If the owner(s) allow it then fine. I do not have to patronize the place. The Mrs. Hacketts of the world have every right to run their businesses as they see fit.

Things are indeed changing, but I also see a lot of goodness out there too.

16 posted on 02/17/2007 3:24:58 PM PST by jla
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To: Lorianne

(This re-enactment is for entertainment purposes only...no wagering, please.)


17 posted on 02/17/2007 3:25:02 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Old Professer

That is one excellent looking ... er ... chicken.


18 posted on 02/17/2007 3:25:12 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: atomic conspiracy

The Old Cock?
Well, this one still goes cockle-doodle-doo on inspired occassion if not demand.


19 posted on 02/17/2007 3:25:22 PM PST by Gunny P (Gunny P)
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To: Lorianne

"""Nikki Hackett was accused of banging her fists on a table and telling the pair: "We don't want that ****ing thing or your sort in here.""""

Thats illegal there?

I see nothing violent. At worst, the very worst it MIGHT be considered rude...but then again, the Lesbians behavior is considered rude as well by most normal people.

Since when is it illegal for someone to bang their own fists, on their own property and ask unwanted perverts to leave their place.


20 posted on 02/17/2007 3:26:39 PM PST by dman4384
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To: Lorianne

I'll see your two British lesbian police officers kissing in a bar, and raise you two American Carolina Panthers Cheerleader lesbians having sex in a bathroom stall.


21 posted on 02/17/2007 3:26:46 PM PST by highimpact (Abortion is a voluntary human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: jla

I don't like them at all,my comment was directed at the defendent in the article.


22 posted on 02/17/2007 3:27:26 PM PST by JOHANNES801 (I have no tag line, cause I say nasty things.)
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To: Gunny P
Well, this one still goes cockle-doodle-doo on inspired occassion if not demand.

I think this is more a case of no-cockle-doo.

23 posted on 02/17/2007 3:29:21 PM PST by OSHA (Sarcasm detector overload!)
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To: Lorianne

24 posted on 02/17/2007 3:29:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Lorianne

Well, at least they weren't SMOKING thank God!!!


25 posted on 02/17/2007 3:34:24 PM PST by 43north (7 of 11 living things are insects. This explains liberals and islamofascists.)
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To: Lorianne

"one had sworn back and threatened to head-butt her....."

A fan of French soccer as well.


26 posted on 02/17/2007 3:36:42 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: snarks_when_bored
> This re-enactment is for entertainment purposes only...no wagering, please.

Wagering? On what? That the girl on the left is less enthusiastic about the impending kiss? Or that the girl on the right is wearing a thong?


27 posted on 02/17/2007 3:39:16 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: JOHANNES801

I know.


28 posted on 02/17/2007 3:40:00 PM PST by jla
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To: sushiman

Ok ,so how far is The Old Cock Inn---from Heathrow airport?


29 posted on 02/17/2007 3:42:03 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: dayglored
Wagering? On what? That the girl on the left is less enthusiastic about the impending kiss? Or that the girl on the right is wearing a thong?
Uh, er, yes, no wagering on those things, either...
30 posted on 02/17/2007 3:43:18 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Charles Henrickson
> One of them has since shaved her head.

Well, we knew from the crotch-shots a few weeks ago that she was into shaving.... so it was only a matter of time until it went to her head...

31 posted on 02/17/2007 3:43:43 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Lorianne

Blues Lyrics - Mississippi John Hurt
Richland's Woman Blues
by
Mississippi John Hurt
recording of 19
from ,
Gimme red lipstick and a bright purple rouge
A shingle bob haircut
and a shot of good boo'
Hurry down, sweet daddy, come blowin' your horn
If you come too late, sweet mama will be gone
Come along young man, everything settin' right
My husbands goin' away till next Saturday night
Hurry down, sweet daddy, come blowin' you horn
If you come too late, sweet mama will be gone
Now, I'm raring to go, got red shoes on my feet
My mind is sittin' right for a Tin Lizzie
seat
Hurry down, sweet daddy, come blowin' you horn
If you come too late, sweet mama will be gone
The red rooster said, "Cockle-doodle-do-do"
The Richland's woman said, "Any dude will do"
Hurry down, sweet daddy, come blowin' you horn
If you come too late, sweet mama will be gone
With rosy red garters, pink hose on my feet
Turkey red bloomer, with a rumble seat
Hurry down, sweet daddy, come blowin' you horn
If you come too late, sweet mama will be gone


32 posted on 02/17/2007 3:45:03 PM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: snarks_when_bored
> Uh, er, yes, no wagering on those things, either...

Drat. I was going to give 5:1 odds on the thong. Regular panties pulled up that high almost qualify as a wedgie...

33 posted on 02/17/2007 3:45:45 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
Drat. I was going to give 5:1 odds on the thong. Regular panties pulled up that high almost qualify as a wedgie...

You could be right. Either way, though, she's going to need use some Oxiclean or some Shout...

34 posted on 02/17/2007 3:50:40 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
It may be trash, but it is our kind of trash; else, we would not read & comment upon it.

What I found most interesting is that the landlady [she] denied banging her fists on the table or "using words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress".) is required to maintain an orderly establishment, yet not upset drunken trouble makers when they are booted.

Can you imaging the 999 call (Britain's equivalent of 911) asking for officers to come and remove an offensive fellow officer?

35 posted on 02/17/2007 4:16:05 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Xenalyte
FR should have a "Trash" category for articles like this.

Well, we do have the "Salacious" ping list.

-ccm

36 posted on 02/17/2007 5:25:23 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: JOHANNES801
"...OK admit it,you hate gays..."

OK, let's get this straight --- Two homosexual men 'going-at' each other is disgusting!

Two homosexual women 'going-at' each other is entertainment!

Got it? ............. FRegards

37 posted on 02/17/2007 6:43:55 PM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

FR should have a "Trash" category for articles like this



They do it's called
"This thread has been pulled"


38 posted on 02/17/2007 6:45:49 PM PST by WKB (Duncan Hunter: Finally a Republican I can vote for without holding my nose.)
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To: jla

Don't really care for them, I know no gays


I'll bet you do know some gays you just don't know you know.


39 posted on 02/17/2007 6:48:05 PM PST by WKB (Duncan Hunter: Finally a Republican I can vote for without holding my nose.)
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To: Old Professer
We used to raise chickens. My wife wondered aloud one time why roosters crow in the morning.

I said, "Well, he's got his pick of 14 different ladies every night. What do you think he's crowing about?"

40 posted on 02/17/2007 11:18:06 PM PST by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: Lorianne; Slings and Arrows

The 'Old Dyke' would be more to their liking....


41 posted on 02/18/2007 9:49:27 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (Apathy is one of the most dangerous ideologies in existence!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
The 'Old Dyke' would be more to their liking....

'cept no one ever goes in there!

42 posted on 02/18/2007 9:13:19 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: FormerLib

Welcome if batteries are included....

;)


43 posted on 02/19/2007 12:17:46 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (Apathy is one of the most dangerous ideologies in existence!)
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