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Hate mail sent to Stourport man with same name as cat attacker
A STOURPORT man who shares his initials and surname with cat attacker Craig Nunn has been targeted with hate mail.
Chris Nunn, of Lickhill Road North, came back from holiday on Sunday to find a hand-written note which was stapled to a newspaper article about Craig Nunn’s crime among his post.
Chris believes that the writer must have found his address listed under C Nunn in the phone book and presumed that 28-year-old Craig, who was jailed on August 1 for blinding a cat with a catapult, lived at his address.
Craig, of Bullus Road, was also convicted of burglary and theft a day later and was jailed for a further 15 months.
The note and article were in an envelope addressed to Craig but as Chris was sorting out his post, he automatically opened the threat.
The father-of-two also raised concerns that when he took the note to Kidderminster Police Station on Sunday to report it, a member of staff told him to “throw it away” and said that he should not worry as he did not look like Craig.
A West Mercia Police spokesman said a full investigation will be launched into the response Chris received at the police station.
The 36-year-old said: “The note made me laugh to start with but then when I thought about it, somebody could come along and throw stones at the windows when my children are in or scratch the car.
“I spoke to the people on the desk at the police station and they laughed. The guy picked the photo up and said ‘I wouldn’t worry, it doesn’t look anything like you.’ “I said my concern was about things being thrown through the letter box or at my house and with a hoody or hat on I could look like anyone.
“He went to speak to the sergeant and said the general consensus was that it should just be thrown away.
“I didn’t expect them to fingerprint the note but it would have been nice for them to taken it seriously. The worrying thing is I have a cousin who lives in Stourport and is a C Nunn as well. It could have been any of us.”
The West Mercia Police spokesman said: “Clearly Mr Nunn did not receive the expected response when he visited Kidderminster Police Station on Sunday and we will be reviewing that.
“A full investigation will be conducted into the matter he reported.”
Chris added that he believed he was distantly related to Craig but said he did not know him personally.
The police spokesman added: “It would appear this anonymous letter was mistakenly delivered to the home of the wrong C Nunn at Stourport.
“Craig Nunn is rightly serving a prison sentence for the offence he committed. Threats to him are unlawful and will be investigated in the same way as the original offence. Those making such threats also risk imprisonment.”
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