Man who sent 'distressing' letters to estranged wife jailed for six months (From Kidderminster Shuttle)
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Man who sent 'distressing' letters to estranged wife jailed for six months
10:10am Monday 14th January 2013 in News
A KIDDERMINSTER man who sent three "distressing" letters to his estranged wife just days after he was banned by a court from having any contact with her has been jailed for six months.
Edward Joynes could not understand why the relationship had come to an end and he told his wife Kelly he still loved her, said Mr Nayan Patel defending.
"He fully understands it is now well and truly over," said Mr Patel who stressed to Wolverhampton Crown Court Joynes had not made threats of any kind to his former partner.
Joynes of Hereford Close admitted three charges of breaching his non-molestation order and also breaching a 6 month suspended prison sentence imposed for failing to adhere to a Community Order.
Mr William Rickaby prosecuting said Joynes had been in a nine year relationship with his wife Kelly but it came to an end because of his behaviour.
"He breached the order made against him with the letters which were not welcomed," he added. "They were not threatening but they were clearly very distressing."
He told the court that Joynes whose previous convictions included as an assault on his wife had a history of disobedience towards court orders.
"She wants nothing more to do with him," he concluded as he maintained the letters had left his wife feeling upset and extremely angry.
Recorder Michael Burrows QC told Joynes the order had been made by Magistrates to protect his wife and it clearly stated he should have no contact with her whatsoever.