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Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man turned up at his ex-girlfriend’s home the day after police warned him to keep away from her.

Gavin Blair, 37, of Beach Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to harassing his ex by constantly turning up at her home.

Blair was sentenced to a 56 day tagged curfew from 8pm to 7am and ordered to pay £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

He was also put on a 12 month restraining order which bans him from contacting the victim or entering Broomfield Road, Fleetwood.

Andrea Fawcett, prosecuting, said the couple had been in a relationship for 10 years but they parted a couple of years ago.

She added: “She decided to go to the police because she said she was fed-up with him just turning up at her home. A police officer went to speak to him and the following day he turned up again.”

Steven Townley, defending, said the couple had separated amicably and stayed on good terms.

In the last couple of years Blair began to see more of her but he had no ideas of getting back with her, the court was told.

He used to go and have a cup of tea and see her children.

Her former boyfriend then came back on the scene, Mr Townley said.

When Blair was spoken to by the police he believed it was the former boyfriend and the eldest son who did not want him going round, so he foolishly went to ask his ex.

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