Man ‘bombarded wife with calls’

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A man described as having a dreadful record of harassment offences bombarded his estranged wife, mother-in-law and two friends with calls and texts, a court was told.

Liam Hunt-Grimshaw committed his seventh offence of harassment after his marriage broke up, in an attempt to get his wife back.

Hunt-Grimshaw, unemployed, 25, of Victoria Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to harassing his wife, mother-in-law and wife’s two friends.

He was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment suspended for 18 months, put on 18 months supervision and ordered to pay a £60 victims’ surcharge.

Blackpool magistrates also put him on an indefinite restraining order which bans him from contacting any of the four victims.

Presiding magistrate Julia Jones said: “You persistently contacted these people despite being warned by police not to do so. This had a very distressing effect on them.”

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said after his marriage broke down the defendant sent numerous texts to his victims at all hours.

Stephen Duffy, defending, said his client was a very immature young man, who had been an annoyance but not been threatening.

When he formed a relationship with someone he became fixated and obsessed, Mr Duffy said.

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