Police officer dismissed after breaching non-molestation order, reports reveal

A police officer has been dismissed from the force after repeatedly breaching a non-molestation order, reports have revealed.

The Crewe Family Court handed the former officer the injunction in October last year, banning him from contacting his ex-wife for a year.

Anyone who has been a victim of domestic abuse or harassment can apply to the courts to obtain a non-molestation order to prevent the abuser from carrying out further harm.

The non-molestation order will usually contain clauses legally preventing the abuser from contacting the victim by telephone, email, social media or in person.

But the 41-year-old failed to comply with the terms of the order after “making unwanted contact through social media and email” between December 2019 and April 2020.

Appearing before the Magistrates Court this month, the Judge heard how the man had “drunkenly” sent his ex-wife three YouTube songs “that meant something to him and his wife” on social media and breached a ban on emailing his wife after hearing that she had taken their marital home off the market.

For breaching the order, the man was given 18 months’ community service, a 12-week curfew and ordered to pay £540 in costs and the victim’s surcharge.

He was also dismissed from the police force for two counts of gross misconduct.

Commenting on the ruling, the former officer said he is appealing against his criminal conviction for harassment.

For help and advice on related matters, please get in touch with Alison Green, Head of our Family and Relationship Team at Mackrell.Solicitors on +44 (0) 20 7240 0521 or at alison.green@mackrell.com

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Alison Green
Alison joined Mackrell.Solicitors in 1989 and qualified as a solicitor in 1991, becoming a partner in the firm in 2010. Her expertise covers matrimonial work, including divorce and the associated financial and children issues; pre and post-nuptial agreements; co-habitation disputes; civil partnership agreements and the breakdown of civil partnerships.