Spalding man in court for sending unwanted cards and flowers to former colleague
A 61 year old Spalding man sent unwanted cards, flowers and chocolates to a former female work colleague.
Gerald Antony Fuller of Beech Avenue was said to have sent two Christmas cards to the woman on December 19 and 30 last year, clearly meant to try and persuade her to leave her existing partner.
Boston Magistrates Court were told yesterday (Wednesday) that one of the cards read "sling your hook", which was meant for her partner.
Ben Payne, prosecuting, said that in January this year, she received flowers and chocolates from Fuller with a note saying he loved her and putting kisses on the card.
He said the victim knew Fuller from work and they had had a few dates but it had not turned into anything more and it ended.
Requesting a restraining order, he said Fuller had a previous conviction for harassment in 2000.
Fuller had admitted harassment without violence.
Mitigating, Beris Brickles said Fuller knew the complainant, having worked with her for over 10 years, but had lost contact with her, but this was renewed over social media during lockdown.
He said Fuller accepted he had had his 'own issues recently' but emphasised there had been no violence and his previous conviction had been with someone who owed him money.
The magistrates said it was 'not pleasant' for people to be on the receiving end but that this was at the lower level of the scale.
Fuller was fined £80 and ordered to pay £119 in court costs and charges.
A restraining order was issued to prevent him having contact with the victim unless there was inadvertent contact with her in the course of his employment.