Man sentenced to 10 weeks in prison after being found guilty of harassment
A 44-year-old man from Ipswich has been sentenced to 10 weeks imprisonment after he pleaded guilty of harassment without violence.
He was also given a two-year restraining order and ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge when he appeared before Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Friday 21 August.
Daniel Cornell of Edinburgh Road in Lowestoft, was arrested by officers on 19 August 2020 on suspicion of stalking and subsequently charged with the offence of harassment.
Between 31 July and 17 August Cornell continually contacted the victim via her mobile phone and on social media, as well as attending her home address and on one occasion following her, causing her distress and concern.
Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Chris Thompson said: "Daniel Cornell’s behaviour over those weeks was unacceptable and caused considerable distress to the victim.”
"We take this type of offence very seriously and thankfully Cornell’s offences were brought to our attention. I would urge anyone else experiencing this or any form of domestic violence to come forward. We can then do everything possible to ensure their safety and prosecute those responsible.”
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