Man jailed for breaching restraining order

A man has been jailed for breaching a restraining order after harassing a woman at a graveyard in Southend.

Terry Hayday, 32, of West Avenue, Chelmsford, received six month concurrent sentence at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday October 29 for two counts of harassment.

He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Hayday was arrested on Friday 13 September following two reports that he had harassed a woman at a graveyard in Chancellor Road between Monday September 9 and Friday September 13.

He had a restraining order in place until Monday 4 November that prohibits him from talking to the woman directly or indirectly.

Investigating officer PC Alex Holden, of Southend’s Local Policing Team, said: “The restraining order was put into place to help protect a woman and to allow her to move on with her life without fear of harassment from Hayday.

“He has persistently breached the terms of the restraining order and has been sent to prison for his actions. If he continues to breach the order once out of his prison, he could face an even longer prison sentence.

“The message is clear, if you fail to abide to the terms of restraining orders than we will do everything we can to put you before a court.”

Mick Ferris

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