Louth woman, 22, faces assault and arson trial


A woman from Louth is set to face trial at Lincoln Crown Court on charges of assault and arson.

Leanne May Grantham, 22, of St Bernard’s Avenue, appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on May 19.

The charges allege that Grantham assaulted a woman at an address in Eastgate, Louth, on April 18 and caused her actual bodily harm.

It is alleged that, at the same property on the same day, Grantham committed arson by causing a fire which damaged a roll of carpet and endangering the life of the alleged victim, or being reckless as to whether her actions would endanger a person’s life.

Grantham was ordered to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on June 2 to face trial for both charges.

She has been granted conditional bail until that date, and it not allowed to directly or indirectly contact the alleged victim.

Also during the hearing at Skegness Magistrates’ Court, Grantham pleaded guilty to driving a car on April 2 which she knew had been taken without consent, resulting in a £75 fine.

She also pleaded guilty driving without insurance or a licence, resulting in six points being added to her driving record.

Grantham was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.