Boyfriend bound over at court
A JILTED boyfriend who sent his ex with a barrage of cards and text messages has been ordered to keep the peace for a year.Simon Bourdon, 40, of Main Road, Woolverstone, agreed to a bind over and a charge of harassment was withdrawn at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.
A JILTED boyfriend who sent his ex with a barrage of cards and text messages has been ordered to keep the peace for a year.
Simon Bourdon, 40, of Main Road, Woolverstone, agreed to a bind over and a charge of harassment was withdrawn at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.
Bourdon had a relationship with his former girlfriend for two years until she ended the relationship in August 1999, Patricia Doggitt told the Ipswich court.
But from August 1999 to December 2000 Bourdon sent a string of text messages which amounted to 14 pages of A4, greeting cards and left 30 messages on her answering machine.
"She spoke to a retired police officer who spoke to Mr Bourdon and advised him to leave her alone," explained Miss Doggitt.
The messages started up again June 2002 when she received five text messages when she was advertising her car for sale. "The text messages didn't relate to the sale of her car," said Miss Doggitt.
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On September 14 Bourdon was arrested on suspicion of harassing his former girlfriend.
Sharon Hector, mitigating, said: "The end of the relationship coincided with a period of bereavement and depression. The text messages refer to him self-harming, rather than harming her.
"He accepts the calls should not have been made."
Bench chairman Sandra Bryant ordered Bourdon to keep the peace for a year to the sum of £250.