After nearly blinding her dog with a hammer, homophobes say children’s entertainer is next
A children’s entertainer who was last week targeted in a hate crime when her dog was hit with a hammer, has again been targeted with violent threats.
Guernsey police were investigating after 25-year-old children’s entertainer Jenny Harding, went to feed her six-year-old dog Alice yesterday, to find that her eye was bulging, and a bloody hammer had been found nearby. The dog’s eye had to be removed.
Her polka-dot van, used for Punch and Judy Shows was also covered with graffiti, which said “die filthy queer”.
Graffiti reading “Head down or u next” (sic), has now been spray-painted across her workshop door. Ms Harding was inside the shed while the threat was sprayed onto the door.
The incident took place on Saturday between 6 and 9pm on Sunday.
She said: “When I came out I closed the door and just stood there. It took me a few times before the words sunk in and then I grabbed Alice [her dog] and ran to the cottage. It has made me a lot more worried now.
“But I am not going to hide away because somebody is trying to intimidate me.”
Ms Harding is trained as a clown, a trick rider, Punch and Judy puppeteer, high-wire and fire acts.
Guernsey currently does not have civil partnerships, or same-sex marriage, and gay couples cannot adopt.
Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been banned in Guernsey since 2004.