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Duo jailed for killing neighbour over burst football

Bollen and her father, Jelly, have been jailed for seven years each. Photo: Leicestershire Police

A father and daughter have been jailed for killing their neighbour in a row over a burst football.

The duo had an argument with Kelly Machin after she burst a ball which had been kicked over her fence.

Natalie Bollen, who is 28, and her 48-year-old father William Jelly then assaulted Ms Machin following the incident in August last year.

Kelly Machin died nearly two weeks after the assault from internal bleeding. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Bollen, of Walkwick Close in Leicester and Jelly, of Impey Close, left the 34-year-old with injuries to her ribs and back.

After the attack, Ms Machin was treated in hospital and later discharged, but she died from internal bleeding nearly two weeks later.

A seemingly minor incident resulted in a person losing their life.

The defendants' actions on that day were excessive and they attacked Kelly without regard for the consequences.

They now face a lengthy prison sentence and two families have been left devastated.

– Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley

Bollen and Jelly were convicted of manslaughter at Leicester Crown Court last month.

They have now been jailed for seven years each.