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Son Guilty, Mother Acquitted in British Lesbian Assault Trial

Last week I posted about a mother-son pair, Violet and Ricky Holland, who were on trial for headbutting and assaulting their lesbian neighbors while shouting slurs. The court has spoken:

Holland"Ricky Holland (21) was found guilty of assault by Lincoln magistrates after yelling homophobic abuse at neighbour Jennifer Warne (28) before headbutting her in the face. The attack left Miss Warne with a black eye and bruising to her face. It happened in the early hours of New Year's Day near her home on Lincoln Road in Brant Broughton, near Lincoln. A three-day trial at the court heard how Holland had repeatedly called Miss Warne and her partner Marie Neasham (34) 'dykes' after they returned from a local pub. Magistrates sentenced Holland to a curfew order which will force him to remain indoors between 7pm and 7am for the next five months...Holland had maintained that the clash of heads was accidental, but magistrates dismissed this version of events. Before Holland was sentenced, his mother Violet Holland was acquitted of an assault charge against Miss Neasham. During the trial, the court heard that the confrontation with Holland was one of a string of occasions when the couple were subjected to homophobic abuse by locals."

Said Jonathan Finney, a spokesman for gay rights group Stonewall: "We welcome the fact the police and courts have taken this homophobic hate incident seriously. Our ongoing work around homophobic hate crime has shown that this is an issue that often affects people on their own doorsteps."

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  1. Damn, what do you have to do to go to jail for assault over there?

    Posted by: Roscoe | Jun 17, 2008 12:41:27 PM

  2. What . . . the mother has been harassing the lesbian couple for months and the courts verdict for the mother is . . . nothing.
    She walks away with no punishment. And for assaulting the one of the lesbians the kid gets . . . curfew?

    Posted by: Biffy | Jun 17, 2008 12:43:46 PM

  3. Well, pretty blue eyes is going to jail...I hope. Pretty eyes and a heart & mind of pure crap.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 17, 2008 12:48:34 PM

  4. I'm sure Rickey'sd fans here at Towleroad are pleased with the sentence. After all he's "hot" and the "hot" shouldn't have to suffer, no matter what they do?

    Isn't that right boys?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 17, 2008 12:49:29 PM

  5. David,


    Posted by: STR8 BOIZ R HAWT! | Jun 17, 2008 12:59:23 PM

  6. Anyway, good riddance to that violent, drunken cunt. He'll have plenty of people to fight with in the chokey. Have fun.

    As for the mother--being a single woman of a certain age with that mug and that mane AND an incarcerated son might just be punishment enough. Can't see any older blokes queueing up outside her caravan.

    Posted by: Chas | Jun 17, 2008 1:08:27 PM

  7. I am so taking that young man from his mother. He is mine from 7pm to 7am.

    Posted by: Giowa | Jun 17, 2008 1:08:58 PM

  8. I look at those pics and one word comes to my mind: TRASH

    Posted by: Wes | Jun 17, 2008 1:09:10 PM

  9. Yah know, I really ought to read these articles completely before I comment. I thought he was sentenced to prison. Damn. A curfew?! I haven't had a curfew since I was 15. I'm really hoping Twitty Ricky is a first-time offender and THAT'S why his sentence was so light.

    Posted by: Chas | Jun 17, 2008 1:15:42 PM

  10. I'm sure she got off because she is so pious as evidenced by that gaudy crucifix.

    Posted by: MT | Jun 17, 2008 1:19:41 PM

  11. Ricky will have plenty reasons to fight in the pokey. Pokey being the thing he needs to be worried about (if you get my 'point').

    Posted by: Andrew | Jun 17, 2008 1:21:35 PM

  12. Oh....he's not going to jail. Guess it's not easy to buy guns in Britain. American Lesbians down South would know what to do with that piece of shit: blow them pretty eyes out of his head. Of course, I'm not promoting violence--just retribution, and a little mutilation.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 17, 2008 1:35:24 PM

  13. I really hate it when despicable guys are so hot. What a waste.

    Posted by: seattle mike | Jun 17, 2008 3:32:19 PM

  14. Too bad that hott man is such trash. Too bad he didn't lock horns with some deep south John Goodman lookin' lesbians who would have stomped his pretty ass into the dirt a long time before this ever came to a....head.

    Posted by: clint | Jun 17, 2008 5:03:16 PM

  15. Ricky...not "Rick". Maybe there's more than meets the eye. Sentinece him to suck dick for 5 months.

    Posted by: JImP | Jun 17, 2008 5:15:57 PM

  16. A slap on the wrist. Send him to bed without dessert! Next time he'll get jail time if he headbutts a dog.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 17, 2008 6:27:12 PM

  17. Damn he's hot, he can't be guilty.

    Posted by: Chad | Jun 17, 2008 8:51:02 PM

  18. How does a skanky twat like that spawn such a hot looking son? Unfortunately though, she obviously passed on a lot of negative traits as well (e.g., shit for brains).

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 19, 2008 1:36:14 AM

  19. How does a skanky twat like that spawn such a hot looking son? Unfortunately though, she obviously passed on a lot of negative traits as well (e.g., shit for brains).

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 19, 2008 1:37:00 AM

  20. all you little faggots out there probably dont even know the full story so why dont you keep your mouths shut and stop tryin to act the hard man over the internet just because you cant go face to face!!!!

    Posted by: Andy | Jul 8, 2008 3:38:10 PM

  21. most obviously dont know the whole story, and obviously you faggots have never said owt about straight ppl!! silly bastards lol.

    Posted by: laura | Jul 15, 2008 10:35:24 AM

  22. i'd like 2 c everyone commenting on violet to tell her to her face lol.

    Posted by: emma | Jul 15, 2008 10:37:21 AM

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