Man accused of harassing ex-girlfriend
A COURT has today heard how an Ipswich woman continues to live in fear of her ex-boyfriend, 16 years after they broke up.Lisa Ellinor, 35, of Christchurch Road, Ipswich, was giving evidence at Norwich Crown Court against her former lover Andrew Wilson.
A COURT has today heard how an Ipswich woman continues to live in fear of her ex-boyfriend, 16 years after they broke up.
Lisa Ellinor, 35, of Christchurch Road, Ipswich, was giving evidence at Norwich Crown Court against her former lover Andrew Wilson.
The court heard that Miss Ellinor has security cameras and alarms and bought a guard dog in an attempt to stop Wilson contacting her.
She said: "I am not free in my own home. I do not go out into the town in case I bump into him."
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The court heard how Wilson, 42, continued to contact Miss Ellinor after she broke off a relationship with him.
She told the court she has suffered constant mental torture and continual phone calls and the court heard he was made the subject of a restraining order in 1997.
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Wilson, of Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich faces one charge of breaching a restraining order and another charge of harassment. The court heard that Wilson allegedly made a series of phone calls to Miss Ellinor between September 27 and September 30, 2003. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Opening the case before a jury of eight men and four women prosecutor Charles Kellet said Wilson had been unable to accept the end of the relationship with Miss Ellinor.
He said: "It would seem this was not something the defendant would ever or has ever accepted."
The trial continues.