'Onemegabitch' bigamist's Gretna Green love tangle

By Phil Turner | 11/10/2010

'Onemegabitch' bigamist's Gretna Green love tangle

A BIGAMIST from Rotherham who met one of her three “husbands” by advertising herself as “Onemegabitch” on an internet messaging site has been spared jail.

Patricia Penrose met pizza delivery worker Jim Bell (49), who was looking for love, after he replied to her posting.

It led to a whirlwind romance, “marriage” and her dumping him £4,000 in debt.

Penrose (51), from Kimberworth was sentenced at Dumfries Sheriff’s Court in Scotland last month to 220 hours community service after she admitted two offences of bigamy by marrying Jim on November 10, 2004, and Martin Wright on June 5, 2005 both at Gretna Green.

At the time she was still married to her 54-year-old husband, Edmund Penrose, of Maltby.

During their eight-year relationship Jim, from Silkstone Common, near Barnsley never knew Patricia had “married” another husband  until the police told him a few weeks ago.

After the court case Jim admitted he had been gullible but said he bore no malice towards the woman he once loved. He said: “We always got on really well.”

Neither Patricia Penrose nor her husband Edmund have been available for comment.

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