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Man breached non-molestation court order
8:00am Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
A Skipton man who breached a court order when he sent a text message to his ex-partner was warned another could land him in prison.
Ross Harraway, 22, sent a message to his former partner, Sharon Sorsby, on July 18 despite being prevented from having any contact with her by a county court non-molestation order, Skipton magistrates heard on Friday.
Harraway, of Airedale Mews, had two previous convictions for the assault of Ms Sorsby, the court was told. The non-molestation order was imposed on June 13.
Prosecuting, Caroline Midgley said it was just a few weeks later that Harraway messaged his former partner about some money he owed her and including a request that she did not tell the police.
Harraway, who admitted the breach, was a hard working man who was mindful of his responsibilities to the child he had with Ms Sorsby, the court heard. In mitigation, John Mewies said the message had been about the child’s maintenance and had been a foolish mistake.
Magistrates warned Harraway if he breached the order again he could be sent to prison. He was fined £100 with costs of £85 and a victims surcharge of £20.