A Vampire Slaying Kit has fetched over seven thousands pounds at auction in Leyburn in North Yorkshire. The kit, which dates back to the 19th century, contains holy water, garlic, a pistol, a crucifix and wooden stakes. It was one of three found in the basement of a house in Leeds.
Woman sentenced for hammer attack on 84-year-old woman
Ellen Margaret Louise Pounder, of Carperby near Leyburn, has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order for attacking an 84-year-old woman with a hammer.
In November last year, Pounder was arrested after hitting the victim with a hammer and a stick. The 84-year-old woman was attacked in public toilets and left with a serious head injury. Her handbag was taken and later found in a separate block of public toilets.
Teesside Crown Court granted the hospital order under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983.