Breached court order on four occasions

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A 29 year old man who breached a non molestation order four times now accepted his relationship with his ex-girlfriend was now over, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

Darren Robertson, Old Fort Lodge, Craigavon, was fined £50 on each of the four charges of contravening the court order and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

Two of the offences happened on October 26 and October 28 last year when the defendant was seen at the injured party’s home. He put a letter through the letter box and she felt intimidated by the letter.

On November 11 the injured party claimed the defendant posted a letter through her letter box. She heard the letter box rattle.

On December 25 at 11pm she saw the defendant’s vehicle several times outside her house.

Sentencing in the case had been deferred from a previous court.

Mr Conor Downey, representing the defendant, said what was written by the defendant were emotional comments but there was nothing of a threatening nature or a sinister tone.

He added that Robertson completely accepted the relationship was at an end.

District Judge, Mr Alan White, said he deferred the matter to make sure there was no repetition and there was none so he could deal with the matter by way of fines.