Lancashire TelegraphBanned Burnley man made call from secure unit (From Lancashire Telegraph)

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.

Banned Burnley man made call from secure unit

A DAD-of-two banned from contacting his ex-wife phoned her while detained in a secure psychiatric ward under the Mental Health Act, a court heard.

Burnley magistrates were told how Nidham Ferchichi, 31, also wrote two letters to Anna Joyce, even though a restraining order forbade it.

He was to tell police he did not consider himself divorced as that was when a relationship had ended and he didn’t think theirs was over.

Ferchichi sent the letters after he had been released from hospital into the care of the community mental health team and was living at a Travelodge in Burnley.

The hearing was told the restraining order was imposed last June, when the defendant had been convicted of theft, criminal damage and threatening behaviour after an incident at Ms Joyce’s home.

Ferchichi, of Fir Street, Nelson, admitted two counts of breaching a restraining order, committing a further offence while subject to a conditional discharge and failing to surrender. He was given a 12-month community order with supervision and must pay £50 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree