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71 year-old in court for turning up on ex-wife's doorstep

A PENSIONER, banned from the home of his ex-wife of 25 years, has admitted breaching his order after he turned up on her doorstep.

A PENSIONER, banned from the home of his ex-wife of 25 years, has admitted breaching his order after he turned up on her doorstep.

Brian Collett breached his non-molestation order, made in January this year, when he visited the Prince of Wales Lane home, near Solihull Lodge, on three occasions between September 12 and 21, a court heard.

The 71-year-old, of Oakcroft Road, Billesley, was divorced from Helen Collett in 1993 but the couple continued to have an ‘on/off’ relationship, said prosecutor Malcolm Stoddart.

However, he said Mrs Collett had been left ‘distressed and frightened’ after her ex husband visited her home on September 12, attempting to speak to her, after leaving notes at her address on September 12 and 18.

The defendant had also left several voicemails for his ex-wife.

Mr Collett was handed a two-year restraining order and 12 month community order when he appeared at Solihull Magistrates on November 2. He was also ordered to pay £100 costs.

 

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