Man sent abu­sive mes­sages to ex-wife

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

AN EX-hus­band sent abu­sive mes­sages to his for­mer wife in breach of a re­strain­ing or­der.

Robert Bur­dock, 51, of Su­gar Lane, Rainow, told his ex he ‘de­tested her’ among nu­mer­ous texts sent when sub­ject to a re­strain­ing or­der which was im­posed after Bur­dock was con­victed of as­sault­ing the woman in May 2016.

Prose­cut­ing, Steve Wood­man, said: “He was with his ex-wife for 25 years and they have been sep­a­rated for three years. There were text mes­sages be­tween the cou­ple but they be­came abu­sive and she con­tacted the po­lice.

“She said she found the abu­sive texts up­set­ting.

“He said he de­tested her that they can ‘get bru­tal’.”

The court heard Bur­dock has pre­vi­ous ‘im­pec­ca­ble char­ac­ter’.

He pleaded guilty to breach­ing a re­strain­ing or­der.

Bur­dock said: “It was stupid and child­ish We’re on good terms now.”

Bur­dock was fined £150 and must pay £85 costs and £30 vic­tim sur­charge.

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