Swimming coach loses appeal to clear her name


janet-hewittRead Dorset Echo

A swimming coach has lost her appeal against a conviction for assaulting a child.

Janet Hewitt, the former head coach of the West Dorset Warriors, wept as she was told by Judge Peter Johnson today that the appeal had been dismissed following a hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Judge Johnson said: “I’m afraid quite simply we do not believe her account.

“It’s clear that this was a fleeting aberration on her part but it is our duty to apply the law in this case.

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