A MAN has appeared in court after bombarding his ex with phone calls.
Andrew Churchill, of Meltham Road, Netherton, appeared before Kirklees Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
He admitted pursuing a course of conduct which amounted to harassment.
District Judge Pascoe heard the charge related to Churchill’s ex Melanie Churchill. The couple split but have a two-year-old son together.
On November 27 Mrs Churchill received a phone call from Churchill.
Paul Ramsay, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was abusive and aggressive towards her, she became distressed and put the phone down.”
Judge Pascoe was told that the 47-year-old then made a further four calls to Mrs Churchill.
On the fourth call she answered and told him not to contact her again.
Mr Ramsay said: “He phoned her a further 28 times that evening. She rejected all these calls and reported him to police.”
In interview, Churchill claimed he had called her to speak to his son to say goodnight to him.
He said Mrs Churchill told him that she didn’t want him to have further contact with their son and this upset him.
Churchill denied making threats to his ex.
James Cameron, mitigating, said his client took his son’s welfare seriously and had been distressed by the comments made.
Judge Pascoe fined Churchill £300, ordered him to pay £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge.
He also granted an indefinite restraining order banning Churchill from contacting his ex or going within 100 metres of her Liversedge home.