A violent and abusive man will be able to spend time with his girlfriend again after she begged a court to remove a restraining order.*boggle*
Darren Stone, 42, of Willow Tree Court, Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, breached the order less than a fortnight after being released from prison, Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard.He’s 42. He’s not going to change, love.
Despite a history of abuse, the restraining order was changed from a total ban on seeing Nicola Harvey to a ban from her home after she kept contacting him.Couldn’t they just do her for contempt, or something? Incitement, maybe?
Sharon Hall, prosecuting, told the court Stone had been in the relationship with Ms Harvey for two-and-a-half years and had previously been convicted of attacks against her.What a waste of the court’s time that was, then.
The Crown Prosecution Service opposed any changes to the order.Why? It’s her lookout, frankly!
Miss Hall said: “She is a very high risk.Stop wasting your breath, and the court’s time. There’s no children, so let them wallow in their own depravity…
“The purpose of the order is to protect the victim, even if the victim does not want to be protected herself.”
Ms Harvey told the court: “We are quite happy.Until you have the next falling-out, I suppose?
“We have a couple of issues, but we want to be together.”
Rosemary Stamp, chairman of the bench, told Ms Harvey: “You have been kicked in the head and we are concerned you are not getting the protection you need.”Yup, she’s been kicked in the head, alright. I just can’t figure out if it’s too much, or not enough…
Ms Harvey insisted they wanted to work it out.