Instagram post did not breach Lytham man’s bail

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man has been cleared of breaching his bail by contacting his former girlfriend on social media.

Jonathan Darwen was said to have used Instagram to express his feelings and the posts were not intended for his ex.

Darwen, 40, of Lorne Street, Lytham, denied failing to comply with a condition of his bail.

District Judge Alan Jones, at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court, found the case against him not proved and he rebailed Darwen on the conditions he did not contact or attempt to contact his ex and did not follow her.

Prosecutor, Scott Ainge, said Darwen had been bailed on the condition he did not contact his ex.

His Instagram account showed he had no followers and therefore his post could not have been sent to anyone, the court heard.