A jobless mother-of-five who twice urinated on a war memorial while drunk has been jailed for seven months.
Kelly Martin, 42, outraged public decency when she desecrated the monument in broad daylight in Grays, Essex, first in April when there were still Remembrance poppy wreaths on it.
She did so a second time while on bail in June, the day before the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Martin, who wore a blue vest top and had her hair in an off-centre pony tail, shouted 'f*** this' Judge John Lodge, sentencing, said: 'Each of these offences is so serious that only a custodial sentence is appropriate. The two cases of outraging public decency involve urinating on a war memorial.
'Inevitably war memorials were constructed at the centre of towns and villages so on a daily basis people could be reminded of the sacrifices made by people who died.
'People use them as a place around which they congregate and that's not wrong, but when people take that step further and abuse them by urinating on them that's a matter the court needs to take very seriously indeed.'as she was led down to the cells at Basildon Crown Court today.