Why Not Make Stephanie Moult Your Test Case?

The 23-year-old, who hands out leaflets outside Hanley bars, had become friends with Greg Twigg after linking up on Facebook.

But on February 4 Moult saw Mr Twigg catch a taxi with another woman in Hanley.

Sandra Whitehurst, prosecuting, said:Moult went to the cab, opened the door and head-butted Mr Twigg to the face.”


Moult, of Bonnard Close, Meir Park, told police she was so wound up she saw red.

She appeared in court yesterday after previously pleading guilty to assault.

Mitigation was….well, just as pathetic as usual:

Helen Webster, mitigating, said Moult was at the end of her tether.

She added it was an isolated incident and Moult was of previous good character.

Something disputed in the comments, it has to be said!

District Judge David Taylor fined Moult £65 and ordered her to pay £85 costs.

I see no reason why she shouldn’t make a great test case for the ridiculous new ‘Clare’s Law’ that Bucko draws our attention to, and which is being trialled in another county:

A new law to protect women against domestic violence is set to be tested in Nottingham, the Post understands.

Clare’s Law will give a person the right to ask police whether their partner has a history of domestic abuse.

Despite the fact that only women are mentioned in this article, it’ll have to apply to all sexes or be found wanting. So, how about it, Stephanie? Want to make history?

6 comments for “Why Not Make Stephanie Moult Your Test Case?

  1. March 7, 2012 at 8:17 am

    it’ll have to apply to all sexes or be found wanting

    Found wanting then. On Monday, at a course I was at, I said, in a roomful of women [it was relevant to what we were discussing]: “There’s absolutely no domestic violence by women on men. Only men are violent to women,” just to see what they’d say. A bit over half the room nodded in agreement with me but two women spoke up vociferously against, saying that there was just as much abuse of men.

    Interesting exercise. Personally, I’m not sure. I’ve been kicked and punched something awful by exgfs but would hardly call it domestic violence. After all, we are meant to be punching bags, are we not?

    • March 8, 2012 at 7:12 am

      No, I don’t think anyone is! Well, except politicians.

      Oh, and gingers.

  2. Rossa
    March 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

    If anyone, man or woman, has to ask the Police if their partner has a record of domestic violence I would suggest that they already believe that that person has done, or is capable of doing, so.

  3. March 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Perfect example!

    DV on men is certainly rarer than on women, but it happens often enough. On the other hand, violence against women is very over exaggurated. Apparently villifying all men is acceptable if it ‘raises awareness’.

    Ta for link

    • March 8, 2012 at 7:15 am

      Quite! Yet this is one area where women are increasingly ‘holding their own’.

      Just ask a cop/nightclub bouncer who he’d rather restrain, a 6ft rugby prop forward or a 5ft secretary with too many Bacardi Breezers onboard!

  4. March 7, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    DV on men seems rarer because men tend to not report it.
    If I recall, the DV rate for who initiates it is 50/50, man/woman, at least in the States.

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