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Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Barrow jilted lover bombarded ex with calls and texts

A JILTED lover from Barrow has been handed a second restraining order – banning him from harassing another ex.

restraining order Steven Thorley harassed his ex-girlfriend with 46 texts and 57 phone calls in the space of a few days LINDSEY DICKINGS REF: 50060786B009

Steven Thomas Anthony Thorley, of Adelphi Court, Barrow, sent 46 texts and made 57 phone calls to Roseanne Sale after she dumped him in January.

Thorley, 31, pleaded guilty to harassment after bombarding Miss Sayle with the messages from January 8 to 11 this year.

Furness Magistrates’ Court heard Thorley has an existing restraining order against a previous ex, and he had breached that order.

However, a judge spared him from jail – despite a history of harassment.

Mrs Lisa Hine, prosecuting, told the court how Thorley had made the calls over a short space of time and had been spotted by Miss Sayle’s neighbour near her home.

She said: “There were constant texts and calls. On January 11 she woke up with a message from Mr Thorley. He said, ‘I’ve done something really silly’ and asked to meet. Miss Sayle did not want to talk or to go.

“He’s obviously been angered as a result of what he wanted to speak to her about. She told him she wanted nothing more to do with him.”

Miss Karen Templeton, defending, said: “She said not to contact her, over a period of three days I would suggest the context of how much people text each other these days that it’s not a huge amount.

“She ended it, he contacted her saying ‘please I still love you’, none of these messages were abusive.”

Passing sentence on Thorley, deputy district judge Ms Kathryn Meek said: “You need to resolve the temper and the way you deal with your relationships both at the time they are ongoing and at the time of their conclusion.

“It’s not all about you and I’ve no doubt some of your behaviour was designed to cause upset.”

Ms Meek sentenced Thorley to 12 weeks in jail, suspended for 12 months and ordered him to carry out 60 hours unpaid work.

He was given a restraining order banning him from contacting Miss Sayle for two years and ordered to pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.


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