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Lincoln man breached court order with 'mountain' of text messages to his ex

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: February 18, 2013

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A man sent "a mountain" of text messages to his ex, breaking a court order banning him from contacting her, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

Martin Lewis had previously been given an indefinite ban on making contact with the woman following earlier incidents.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said: "This was a persistent and relentless contact. He was contacting her by text and on Facebook.

"There was a mountain of texts. They were not of a threatening nature and he talks about relatively mundane things."

Lewis had been given early release from a previous prison sentence but following his arrest he was recalled to complete his sentence.

Lewis, 33, formerly of Chatterton Avenue, Lincoln, admitted breach of a restraining order in September 2012. He was jailed for two years.

Judge Michael Heath told him: "You have breached orders persistently.

"They seem to have no effect whatsoever.

"On this occasion this was an unrelenting barrage of text messages from you to this woman. The only sentence I can pass is a custodial sentence.

"If you continue you will receive higher and higher sentences up to the maximum."

Ian Groom, defending, said that Lewis accepted he faced a prison sentence.

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  • Cloth_Ears  |  February 19 2013, 12:49PM

    "There was a mountain of texts. They were not of a threatening nature and he talks about relatively mundane things." The mother in law often sends me text messages and they are always about mundane things. Maybe i could apply for one of these restraining orders myself????

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  • Whiley45  |  February 19 2013, 11:48AM

    My first remedy would be change your phone and the second would be to stop using the silly facebook thing!

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