Royston man given community order for stalking his wife

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. - Credit: Archant

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.

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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.

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

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