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Spalding man sent abusive, racist and threatening emails

Two health professionals were left 'extremely distressed' and one had to move home, after receiving abusive, threatening and racist emails.

George Robert Lee (42), of Hereward Road, appeared before magistrates in Boston today (Tuesday) following his conviction for sending threatening emails and a menacing message on Facebook in January.

The case had been referred for a pre-sentence report from the Probation Service.

Boston Magistrates' Court (45675816)
Boston Magistrates' Court (45675816)

Kate Minihane, prosecuting, said that between September 21 and 24 last year, following an appearance in the Lincoln County Court Family Division, he sent 39 emails to two health professionals involved in the case.

She said the two people who had received them had been 'extremely distressed' by the messages, which included threats of 'slicing her face' and that she would 'pay for this in the next life', as well as obscene and racist language.

Ms Minihane said one of the people concerned had been forced to move home as she was afraid for her safety.

Also, on October 20, Lee posted a Facebook notification which was threatening to a judge who had presided over a hearing involving him.

Mitigating, Helen Coney said there had been ongoing proceedings in the Family Court involving Lee for over a year, leading up to these offences, during which time there had been a deterioration in his mental health.

She said he wanted to vent his frustration about various allegations made about him in the Family Court.

Ms Coney said a support package had now been set up for him.

The magistrates said both charges passed the custody threshold and sentenced him to a total of 12 weeks in custody, suspended for a year and ordered him to carry out 25 rehabilitation days.

He was also ordered to pay a total of £213 in court costs and charges.

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