Poison pen letter writer caught

A 51-year-old woman from Koewacht in the province of Zeeland has confessed to writing anonymous letter to dozens of fellow-villagers since 2011, RTL news reported on Sunday.

The letters, often of an insulting and sometimes a threatening nature, had caused problems in the village as people started to become suspicious of their neighbours, RTL said.

The woman even wrote malicious letters to the employers of some of the villagers.

After investigating the woman’s handwriting police were able to track down the culprit who then confessed.

The victims were informed of the identity of the woman during a meeting. She was then invited to come in and apologise, ‘much to the satifaction of those present’ according to the police.

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