When we caught sight of this on the BBC site yesterday, we could not help but wonder where we’d seen this naughty nun before. Then we remembered chatting to ‘Sister Ruth’ outside Tescos in Clapton one time. She was ever so nice, invited us over for a cup of tea n everything. Well, we were glad we got on her good side as it has transpired that we certainly wouldn’t want to get on l’autre..
According to the Beeb
A 72-year-old woman who sent envelopes containing white powder to parliamentary figures including Nick Clegg has been given a community order.
Ruth Augustus, who claims to be a Catholic nun, was found guilty of six hoaxes involving noxious substances in July.
She has been told she must serve a two-year community order and have mental health treatment.
The letters were intercepted at an east London mail screening centre last year.
The powder was found to be non-hazardous, the Old Bailey heard.
Augustus, of Leyton, east London, accepted that she sent envelopes with letters in them but claimed police put the white powder in.
Mark Kimsey, prosecuting, said three envelopes were intercepted at a mail screening centre on 17 June 2011.
One was addressed to Deputy Prime Minister Mr Clegg and on the envelope was written “devil worshipping”, “freemason”, “sex with 30 plus women”.
When Sister Ruth was asked about her motivations concerning Clegg’s package, she said he “lied about all the tuition fees and everything else, keeping those Tory millionaires and rats in government”.
She added: “He boasted about all the women he’s had sex with. He’s an atheist singing hymns in the Albert Hall.”