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Man broke non molestation order

By Spalding Reporter


A Spalding man made numerous attempts to contact his former partner over the course of a week, despite a non molestation order ordering him not to do so being in place, a court has been told.

Christopher Martin Cooper, 43, of Clarence Gardens, admitted breaching the order when he appeared at Boston Magistrates' Court.

Paul Woods, prosecuting, said a non molestation order had been put in place by Boston Family Court on August 10 to run until November 10, but between August 29 and September 7, Cooper tried to contact his former partner Gemma Cooper, by telephone, Facebook Messenger and voicemail to her mobile phone, asking her to see him so they could sort out their differences and promising her he had 'stopped drinking'.

Mr Woods said Cooper was arrested and admitted contacting her on both her landline and mobile.

Michael Alexander, mitigating, said the two had been in a relationship for seven to eight years but Cooper now accepted it was over.

The magistrates said they did not have enough information to extend the non molestation order nor to impose a restraining order, but they did warn him that under new guidelines coming in force in October, he would face a probable prison sentence for breaking a court order.

Instead, he was fined £120 and ordered to pay £115 in costs and charges.

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