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Woman faces court after putting golliwog in window

ANGER: Rosemarie O'Donnell and her husband Stephen

A WOMAN has been charged with racially aggravated harassment after she placed a golliwog on her window sill following an argument with her black neighbour.

Stephen O'Donnell made a complaint to police after his Jamaican-born wife Rosemarie, was offended by Jena Mason's "dreadful" actions.

The 65-year-old suspect, who claims that incident was a "misunderstanding", reportedly dismissed the allegations against her, stating she was simply trying to get the toy away from the family dog.


GOLLIWOG: Pictured in window

It is believed that the neighbours had a dispute over plans by Mrs Mason and her husband, Terry, 71, to build new stables on their land near the O'Donnell's £1.2 million barn conversion home.

Mrs Mason told The Telegraph: "I was completely and utterly surprised. For me to be accused of this is silly. It must be a misunderstanding."

Mr O'Donnell said: "I am pleased the police are taking this seriously."

"My family have found the whole thing quite dreadful. Often these things can get out of control and our objective is to put an absolute stop to it."

Mrs Mason is due to appear at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

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