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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 April, 2005, 09:14 GMT 10:14 UK
Pellet gun teacher refused bail
Linda Walker
Linda Walker's lawyers will return to the Court of Appeal in May
A teacher jailed for firing a pellet gun at youths she claimed vandalised her house has been refused bail.

High Court judge Mr Justice Royce recognised Linda Walker's case was "unusual" and that she had a "great deal of public sympathy".

However, he said on Wednesday that this was "not a case for bail".

Walker, a special needs teacher from Urmston, Gtr Manchester, is serving a six-month sentence for firing at youths following a "campaign of vandalism".

She said she was under stress at the time of the incident on 14 August 2004.

Walker claimed a campaign of vandalism by "yobbos" had driven her to fire the gun at the feet of a gang of teenagers she confronted near her home.

Walker's appeal against both her conviction and sentence will now be heard at the Court of Appeal in May.

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