Clitheroe man (27) pestered ex-partner

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A 27-year-old Clitheroe man continued to pester his ex-partner despite repeated warnings from police.

Blackburn magistrates heard Thomas James Parker was not threatening in the text messages and e-mails he sent, but accepted he had been a “nuisance”.

Parker, of Kemple View, pleaded guilty to harassing his ex and was ordered to do 120 hours’ unpaid work and pay £145 in costs. He was also made subject to a restraining order for 12 months which prevents him from having any contact with his former partner or approaching her home or place of work.

Mrs Enza Geldard (prosecuting) said Parker was issued with a harassment warning by the police on December 7th, but four days later his ex made a further report to the police of unwanted texts and e-mails.

“He was spoken to by the police again, but, again only a few days later, he contacted her by e-mail.”

Mr Jonathan Taylor (defending) said: “There is no suggestion he has been threatening but he has been a nuisance. He is now in a new relationship and wants to move forward.”