Corby man given prison sentence after ignoring restraining order

He continued to contact his victim despite being ordered by a court not to

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 4:59 am
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Magistrates have handed down a jail sentence to a Corby man who defied a court order banning him from contacting his victim.

Patrick Fallen was ordered by a court on March 5 this year not to get in touch with a female victim. But on the same day, he began sending texts and messaging her on social media. His unwanted contact lasted for a month.

He had been held on remand since his arrest.

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The 48-year-old was again brought before magistrates last week charged with breaching his restraining order. He had originally denied the offence but pleaded guilty on the day the trial was due to take place on May 26. JPs decided that because his offending was so serious, he should be jailed.

Fallen, of Conyger Close, Great Oakley, who was also convicted of drink driving in February, was jailed for five weeks and ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.

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