A former holiday camp worker was exposed as a serial bigamist when her jilted second husband filed for divorce and discovered she had two other marriages.
Steven Baker was horrified to discover that his estranged wife Danielle Loxton, 37, had also married two of his friends. At one point two of Loxton’s husbands worked together at a Pontins holiday camp, unaware quite how much they had in common.
Details of Miss Loxton’s tangled private life were outlined at Nottingham Crown Court after she pleaded guilty to two counts of bigamy in a case her own defence barrister described as “bizarre”.
The mother-of-two was given a suspended sentence after the court heard that she thought she had got divorced before remarrying but “couldn’t lay her hands on” the paperwork.
Loxton first walked up the aisle in 1994 with Peter Clarke, while she was working as a cleaner at the holiday park in Southport, Merseyside, the court heard.
She helped get Mr Clarke a job there as a kitchen porter and, although they later separated, they continued working together there on-and-off and never formally divorced, the court was told.
She then set her sights on Steven Baker, a manager at the holiday park, whom she married in 1999. They had a son together and moved away to live in Nottingham.
But a few years later, while she was pregnant with what Mr Baker thought was their second child, Loxton left him, telling him she wanted to move back to Southport.
He initiated divorce proceedings in 2004 but discovered not only that the child was not his but that she was still married to Mr Clarke – whom he knew from Pontins.
The divorce went through but, the court heard, some time later Mr Baker’s solicitor alerted him to the fact that Loxton had married again in August 2006, this time to Stacey Porter – another old friend.
It then emerged that she was still married to Mr Clarke and the matter was referred to the police…
Adrian Reynolds, defending, said Loxton had taken steps to getting divorced from Mr Clarke but had apparently cut corners…
“It is difficult to pinpoint anything she has gained from it, her life seems to be a succession of failed relationships, it is just a bizarre case.”
You have to wonder how someone this casual about the law does – with parking tickets and paying taxes?