Man jailed for harassing ex-wife

AN IPSWICH man who repeatedly flouted a court order banning him from contacting his ex-wife has been jailed for 12 months.

AN IPSWICH man who repeatedly flouted a court order banning him from contacting his ex-wife has been jailed for 12 months.

Jason Mallon approached his former wife Laura Mallon on five occasions in March despite being jailed in December for earlier breaches of a restraining order made in November last year, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

On March 18 Mallon had gone to his former wife's home and asked her if she would get back with him, said Godfried Duah, prosecuting.

Mallon had left the premises but had returned again and this time the police were called. While the police were present Mallon appeared outside and had run away when an officer spoke to him.


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A week later on March 25 Mallon had gone to the home of his former parents-in-law in Woolverstone Close, Ipswich, while his ex-wife was there and told her that he had changed and still loved her.

Three days later on March 28 Mallon had returned to Woolverstone Close and had again asked his ex-wife to go back to him. She had left the premises and walked to a bus-stop where Mallon had again approached her.

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Mallon, 31, of Glamorgan Road, Ipswich admitted five offences of breaching a restraining order.

Jailing him for 12 months Judge John Devaux said he had harassed his former wife and ordered that the restraining order, which would have expired in November this year, should continue until November 2010.

Lynn Shirley for Mallon said Mallon had breached the court order because he suspected his ex-wife was seeing someone else and wanted to know the truth.

She said that Mallon now accepted the relationship was over and had started divorce proceedings.

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