Former shop owner who left sex toy in car in protest to appeal conviction

Kerry Radley former owner of Radley's cafe and shop in Salhouse. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Kerry Radley former owner of Radley's cafe and shop in Salhouse. Picture: ANTONY KELLY. - Credit: Archant

A former coffee shop owner who left a sex toy in a car as part of a protest against a rival café will appeal her conviction in the new year.

Kerry Radley, 46, of Vicarage Road, Salhouse, was convicted of using threatening or abusive behaviour following a bitter dispute which ended with her staging an unusual protest outside the Prima Rosa café in the village.

Radley, who used to run Radley's coffee shop, parked a Nissan 4x4 outside her rival's premises on Lower Street in May last year and left various explicit items, including a purple sex toy, on display in the car.

It followed a heated battle over trade in the area and culminated in Radley being convicted of using threatening or abusive behaviour at Norwich Magistrates Court in February.

She was fined £180 but has appealed against her conviction, which will be heard at Norwich Crown Court next year.


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Hilary O'Keefe, prosecuting, said during a short hearing on Monday the Crown still opposes the appeal and will contest it.

Isobel Ascherson, for Radley, said the appeal is likely to last two days.

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Evidence will be heard from five prosecution witnesses and three appellant witnesses, including Radley.

Judge Andrew Shaw fixed a hearing for the appeal at Norwich Crown Court on April 23 and 24 next year.

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