Husband broke court order

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.

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A HUSBAND breached a court order when he contacted his estranged wife and made rude remarks about her.

Damien Blunden and his wife had been sweethearts at school, but are now undergoing a divorce.

Blackpool magistrates heard the couple had argued over which one of them started divorce proceedings first.

Blunden, 37, of Lytham Road, South Shore, admitted breaching a restraining order and court orders for two years supervision and 150 hours unpaid work for the community.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for one year, put on a three months curfew from 7pm to 6am and ordered to pay £65 costs by Blackpool magistrates.

Keith Kirkham, prosecuting, said that on January 3 Blunden had been made the subject of a two year restraining order which banned him from contacting his wife.

Blunden went round to his wife’s home at Elsmere Road three times between February 23 and March 18 and made rude remarks.

The first time he called his wife fat and stuck two fingers up before cycling off.

On the next occasion he said he hated her mother. The last time he demanded to see his son, but was not let in.

He also breached court ordered supervision and unpaid work by twice not turning up for appointments with his probation officer.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said his client had a problem with alcohol which he had kept under control for some time, but over the past five or six years weeks had gone out of control again.

Mr Nelligan added: “I believe they have been in a relationship since they were at school. Their first argument now is, who is divorcing who.

“He believes he is divorcing her and she is claiming she started the divorce.”

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