Royston man given community order for stalking his wife

PUBLISHED: 14:24 28 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:30 28 July 2015

A woman was sentenced at Stevenage Magistrates' Court to 100 hours unpaid work.

A woman was sentenced at Stevenage Magistrates' Court to 100 hours unpaid work.

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A Royston man has been sentenced to a two year community order for stalking his estranged wife.

Terry Taylor of 46 Princes Mews was sentenced at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court today after being found guilty at a trial in June.

He was found guilty of stalking his ex-partner by turning up unannounced at their child’s nursery, following her to her home and making a threatening phone call during one day in March.

In the phone call to the victim, that was played in court during the trial, he said: “Do your parents know what you do on a Monday? You need to understand he will go missing and you will go missing.”

Taylor had driven down from Bristol, where he had been staying since the breakdown of the relationship.

There are three requirements of Taylor’s community order: That he attends a building better relationships programme for 30 sessions, takes part in a 60 day rehabilitation programme, and carries out 40 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Taylor was also ordered to pay £680 in total to cover court costs and a victim surcharge.

A restraining order was not imposed as a non-molestation order is already in place.

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