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Headcorn mum who 'wanted boob job with laundered cash' found not guilty

A mother-of-one accused of laundering money stolen from pensioners has been found not guilty.

Eleanor O'Brien appeared at Canterbury Crown Court in relation to more than £17,000 which was conned out of two elderly people by her husband Harry Peacock, also known as Harry Wilson.

The 22-year-old, of Lenham Road, Headcorn told a jury she didn't ask her partner any questions about where he got his cash from because he would get angry and smash up their home.

Eleanor O'Brien has been found not guilty of money laundering . Stock picture (12544725)
Eleanor O'Brien has been found not guilty of money laundering . Stock picture (12544725)

It had been alleged Mrs O'Brien asked her husband if she could get a boob job done with the money.

But she denied knowing where her husband got the cash. She said he asked her to put it into her bank account and then transfer it to another account to pay for a brand new Mercedes van, worth £22,500.

Peacock is in prison serving a three year and four month sentence for conning the two pensioners out of the money.

He admitted defrauding them out of £17,100 of their savings last October.

Mrs O'Brien, who has a 13-month-old son with Peacock, was found not guilty by the jury, who were unanimous in their verdict.

Canterbury Crown Court (12513719)
Canterbury Crown Court (12513719)

She married Peacock in August 2017 and claims soon afterwards she realised he was addicted to weed.

Mrs O'Brien told the jury of eight men and four women, he would be out all hours of the day and night and that she would never know where he was and what he was up to.

She also claims when she tried to question him about what he had been up to, he would tell her it was none of her business and get angry and smash up their home.

Mrs O'Brien gave evidence yesterday.

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