Derbyshire man jailed for harassing ex partner and posting threatening social media comments

A Derbyshire man has received a six week prison sentence for harassing his ex-partner with non-stop calls and messages.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 6:49 pm

Jack Clegg-Walsh, who lived in Chapel-en-le-Frith at the time, pleaded not guilty to the offence of harassment during the case which was heard at court in Manchester.

The 32-year-old constantly called the victim, sent her messages and posted threatening comments on social media aimed at the victim, her partner and friends during February 2020.

Clegg-Walsh, now of Arnsdale Road in Liverpool, was found guilty and sentenced to six weeks in jail at a hearing on Tuesday, April 20.

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Jack Clegg-Walsh has been jailed for harassing his ex partner.
Jack Clegg-Walsh has been jailed for harassing his ex partner.

PC Annie Branson, who was one of the officers investigating the case, said: “This type of behaviour can have a considerable impact on someone’s life, with the unwanted contact causing victims a great deal of alarm or distress.

“We take reports of harassment seriously and we will do all we can to ensure offenders are brought to justice.

"This type of offence won’t be tolerated and we would encourage anyone who might be experiencing this to report it to us."

To report domestic abuse, which can include harassment, complete Derbyshire police’s online reporting form.

Alternatively, you can contact the force by calling non-emergency contact number 101, sending them a message on Facebook, Twitter or through their website.

If you or someone else are in immediate danger and you need support right away, you should call 999.

People who are deaf or hard of hearing, should contact police using their textphone service 18000 or texting 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergency SMS service.

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