Man bailed on harassment charge

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man mounted a campaign of harassment against his wife after they split up, a court was told.

Simon Goodall, 56, met his ex-wife over the Internet and were married within a year.

But after they parted Goodall believed she was having an adulterous relationship with their landlord and after that had found herself a new male friend, District Judge Rod Ross heard at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Between June and November this year Goodall started to text his wife sometimes up to 30 times a day.

He would then turn up when she walked their dog on the promenade at Bispham even though she would vary the times.

Then he arranged a letter to be handed across by a third party – a member of the Remembrance Day congregation at All Hallows Church, Bispham.

Goodall, of Cavendish Road, Bispham, admitted harassment when he appeared at court. The judge remanded him on bail pending the preparation of reports.

Michael Woosnam, defending, said that his client had not had any face to face confrontations with his wife.

“He has it in his head that she was having an adulterous relationship with their landlord. The letter was to tell someone else that my client had been cheated upon and he did not want anyone else cheated on by her,” said Mr Woosnam.

Goodall was granted bail condition he does not contact his wife, does not enter Hesketh Avenue, Bispham and does not enter the grounds of All Hallows Church, Bispham.

The judge warned him a breach would land him in jail.

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