A FORMER racehorse trainer who breached a court order by accusing her ex-husband of abusing their daughter in front of customers at a Doncaster petrol station has been locked up for three years.
Vicky Haigh, aged 41, of Denbigh Avenue, Worksop, shouted ‘horrendous verbal abuse’ at David Tune when he stopped to buy a newspaper at the Corner Garage in Bawtry.
Haigh has been embroiled in a long dispute with Mr Tune, repeatedly accusing of him of being a paedophile and abusing a child.
Judge Peter Kelson QC told Sheffield Crown Court that Haigh had been spying on her daughter before the ‘grotesque episode’ last March, and could have been trying to abduct the youngster.
She had recently applied for a fresh passport for the child.
“In your case it’s completely unrealistic that you will ever comply with any order the court makes,” Judge Kelson told her.
Haigh first started making abuse allegations about Mr Tune, a Doncaster runner, in 2006.
Despite numerous investigations by Social Services, no evidence of abuse was ever found.
Jurors convicted Haigh of breaching a High Court non-molestation order following a trial during which she represented herself.
“It’s one more horrendous episode in a young child’s life,” Judge Kelson said.
“What she’s been through for years doesn’t bear thinking about.”
Haigh now has a six-month-old child with a new partner, and planned to move to Ireland and rebuild her equestrian career if she’d been spared jail.