Harrassment conviction quashed

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A man has had a harassment conviction against him quashed after a successful appeal.

Derby Crown Court heard on Friday how Jonathan Boycott Oddy, 46, had originally been found guilty following a Chesterfield magistrates’ court trial of harassment after two alleged incidents against an ex-partner, last year, in Chesterfield.

However, Mr Oddy’s appeal at the crown court against his conviction was upheld and allowed, although he has still been made the subject of a non-contact order.

The defendant had been originally convicted after a Chesterfield magistrates’ court trial on July 14 .

The defendant, of Squirrel Walk, Fforest, Pontarddualais, Swansea, had denied the charges but was sentenced to a 12 month community order with 140 hours’ unpaid work with a two-year 
restraining order.