Chesterfield man fined for breaching ban on contacting ex

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A man who exchanged hundreds of texts with his ex-partner despite being subject to a protection order not to contact her has been fined.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard this month, how Mark Thomson, 35, of High Street, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, was subject to a domestic violence protection order but sent texts to his ex indicating he was suicidal.

Prosecuting solicitor Caroline Sellars said: “There was a tone in the message that he intended to take his life. There had been a photo of tablets and his ex-partner was concerned for his safety. Police examined phones and there were hundreds of messages between them.”

Thomson admitted breaching the order in April.

Bob Bashforth, defending, said: “He was foolish. The first message was that he was going to collect his belongings and he got a response in friendly terms. There was a traffic between them with friendly terms but he doesn’t blame her.”

Magistrates fined Thomson £50 and stressed there must be no more contact with the complainant.