An Andover woman has been fined £1,500 for spitting at a woman outside a school.

Janet North spat at victim Naydine Clark in an incident outside Anton School when the victim was dropping her child off on February 11, 2021. 

North was found guilty of assault following a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on August 2. 

North was understood to be running when she started "screaming and shouting" for Naydine to move out of the public path. 

Speaking to the Advertiser at the time of the incident, Naydine said: “I was on a public path where my kid was getting out, but because I couldn’t get out of her running way, she was screaming and shouting at me.

“She was giving me and my son verbal abuse, effing and blinding, and shouting ‘move out my effing way’.”

She said that North had spat on her before running off, but subsequently returned.

“She came back again and gave me and my son more abuse,” Naydine said. “She went: ‘I’ll show you’ and spat on me and my son at the same time.

“She actually spat in my face and it went in my mouth and was dribbling down my face, it was that close to me.”

North then ran off, but not before Naydine took a picture of her. Following enquiries, North was identified, and charged with assault by police.

The 62-year-old had denied the charges, but was found guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on August 2.

She was fined £700, ordered to pay costs of £750 and to pay a victim surcharge of £70.

Compensation was not ordered in this case, with court documents stating the “incident became escalated” and that the court decided “a compensation order would inflame the situation further.”

Under UK law, spitting on someone is classed as common assault.