A MUM-OF-FIVE from Leftwich who posted a ‘grossly offensive' video and sent 'indecent' Facebook messages to her ex-partner and his new girlfriend has had her sentencing postponed.

Kerrie Middlehurst, of Standford Drive, admitted to harassing her ex and his new girlfriend with phone calls, messages, via Facebook and by shouting abuse between December 2022 and April 2023. 

She did it after her partner left her and their five children on Christmas Eve, her solicitor, James Edwards, told the court. 

Middlehurst also admitted posting a ‘grossly offensive' video with the intention of causing distress. 

The 33-year-old appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on Tuesday, November 7, for sentencing after pleading guilty to two counts of harassment without violence and three counts of sending offensive or threatening messages at hearing on Tuesday, October 10.

Her case had been adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be made, but after she missed an  appointment with the Probation Service on October 20, it couldn't be completed. 

Middlehurst missed the appointment after taking her daughter to hospital on October 19, and not getting home until the early hours of the next morning, according to Mr Edwards.

He asked the court to grant a further adjournment, adding: "It would not be in the interest of justice to sentence my client without one".

District Judge, Jack McGarva, accepted this, and set a new sentencing date of Tuesday, December 5, at 1.45pm.

Judge McGarva granted Middlehurst conditional bail and warned her she must not contact her ex or his new girlfriend.