‘I’m in court? First, let me take a selfie’

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With their smiles and pouts it looks like any other selfie, but this snap of Danielle Jenkinson and Rachel Bennett could land the sisters in the dock – again.

The court snap was posted on Facebook just moments before they were convicted of a “racial and homophobic” attack last week.

Rachel Bennett (left) and Danielle Jenkinson at Scarborough Magistrates Court. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Rachel Bennett (left) and Danielle Jenkinson at Scarborough Magistrates Court. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Alongside the picture was the caption “see you all in a few months”.

But while they were spared prison for the boozy beating, the picture could land them in hot water with the law.

It is understood the court’s legal team are looking at the pictures to see if the selfie, uploaded by Bennett, is illegal.

Taking a picture inside the court precinct is an offence under the Contempt of Court act, and their victim claims they are “laughing in the face of justice”.

“They are smiling and not taking this seriously at all, it’s annoying,” he said.

Both sisters were ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work for the attack, in which they hurled punches and unprintable slurs at their openly gay victim. The attack upset the victim so much that he quit college and left town.

Bennett, 23, and Jenkinson, 19, also clashed with the victim in court, a heated argument breaking out between the two sides as he gave evidence.

Their victim also told The Scarborough News: “I thought they would get a tougher sentence. They are clearly happy with the result but I’m not.”

The Scarborough News made contact with the sisters but they have yet to respond.

Court sources say both sisters have lost their jobs at a Scarborough pub following their conviction.