Man breached order by calling his wife

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN banned from contacting his former wife held out for less than a week, a court was told.

Christopher Cantwell was ordered not to contact his former wife and handed a restraining order, which he broke just six days later.

The 33-year-old, of Lytham Road, South Shore, Blackpool, was given the 12-month restraining order on December 11.

But on Sunday his ex received two phone calls from Cantwell and two text messages from him telling her he loved her and asking her to ring him.

At Blackpool Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Cantwell pleaded guilty to breaching the restraining order against him.

Defending, Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair said Cantwell had put an old sim card into his new phone, and at first believed the number he was ringing was his mother’s, not his former wife’s.

Cantwell admitted sending the texts, but said he had not acted in a menacing or threatening manner.

Magistrates put him on a curfew from 9am until 7pm until Wednesday February 20.

He was also ordered to pay £40 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

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