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Cenotaph woman remains at large

A woman branded "Britain's most disgusting person" by war heroes after urinating on a war memorial remains at large after fleeing court.

Wendy Lewis, 32, was given a "guard of dishonour" by angry war veterans - who she told to "f*** off" when she appeared at Blackpool Magistrates Court on Friday.

But she fled the building 20 minutes later and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Lewis had been caught on CCTV relieving herself on the Cenotaph in the town before performing a sex act on a man nearby.

She was found guilty of outraging public decency at an earlier hearing and was due to be sentenced, where a community service order was expected as punishment.

But Lewis, who arrived 40 minutes late for her 9.30am court appointment, disappeared later before her case began.

Veterans waited until her case was dealt with when JPs issued the warrant for her arrest.

Earlier, Lewis, of Princess Street, Blackpool, had run the gauntlet of angry old soldiers when she first arrived.

She covered her face with a hood and lashed out at photographers and TV crews as she walked to the court.

A handful of veterans, proudly wearing berets and campaign medals on their blazers, lined the court steps to form the "guard of dishonour" for Lewis. They clapped and shouted, "Disgusting!" as she entered the building.

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