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Fury after memorial desecrated

Veterans have demanded a woman be jailed later this week after she was caught urinating on a war memorial, and then performing a sex act

Wendy Lewis was branded "Britain's most disgusting person" after admitting outraging public decency at Blackpool Magistrates' Court.

Old soldiers formed a "guard of dishonour" when she appeared, hours late, for the hearing before JPs.

Veterans believe she should be put behind bars to set an example to others.

Drunken Lewis, 32, of Princess Street, Blackpool, was seen relieving herself on the town's Cenotaph by CCTV operators in June.

When police arrived they found her performing a sex act on a man sitting on the memorial.

Conservative councillor Julian Mineur, a former soldier and an organiser of Shop for Heroes, set up to help veterans in the resort, said: "The veterans community are outraged at this sort of action, particularly by a local person, taking place on a consecrated piece of ground.

"We feel a strong message has to be sent out this sort of thing should not be tolerated and is despicable.

"The Cenotaph is sacrosanct. There is a huge amount of public outrage on this in the town and across the country."

Lewis' case was adjourned on Friday for the preparation of pre-sentence reports. She is now scheduled to be sentenced this Friday.

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