Woman abandons conviction appeal

A MARKET Rasen woman has abandoned her appeal against a conviction for sending offensive messages, Lincoln Crown Court heard.

Rachael Winston, 31, of Pasture Lane was given a 12-month community order after magistrates in Lincoln found her guilty of sending an offensive message by a public communication network on on April 14, 2011 and twice on April 20, 2011.

Winston was ordered to pay £260 court costs and has been given a restraining order. She was found guilty of the offences in her absence at a hearing on January 19.

Winston had been due to start her appeal at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday, March 21.