4th Dec, 2020

Droitwich man jailed for breaching harassment restraining order

A DROITWICH man has been jailed for 26 weeks in prison and fined for breaching a protection from harassment restraining order.

Jack Rowley, 25, formerly of Farriers Corner, breached the order which prevented him from contacting his ex-girlfriend and also excluded him from the Woodman’s area of the Westlands Estate.

He was also arrested for a number of other offences and remanded in police custody over the weekend, appearing at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Monday.

Rowley was convicted of breaching the restraining order, two common assault offences, two counts of criminal damage and a racially aggravated public order offence.

PC Richard Rees from Droitwich Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Rowley’s behaviour has seriously impacted on the lives of his ex partner, her family and their immediate neighbours.

“He has also been involved in a number of incidents of indiscriminate violence, damage and threatening behaviour on the estate which has had a massive impact on the community in general.

“This six-month sentence is the maximum the magistrates court could have imposed.”

As well as the prison sentence, police have also submitted an application to the court for a Criminal Behaviour Order.

If this is granted it will exclude Rowley from the whole of the Westlands Estate.

The application will be heard next Friday, June 1.

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