Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Restraining Order For "Intense" Ex

Wimbledon Magistrates Court
An “intense” boyfriend harassed his ex for a year via phone and computer after she split-up with him.

Eugenio Bartolo, 31, of Leathfield Road, Battersea now has a restraining order preventing him contacting the woman and must complete twelve months of probation supervision.

He denied, but was convicted of harassing the Tooting woman between April 1, last year and April 12, this year – forcing her to give evidence at Wimbledon Magistrates Court.

During the trial the court heard Bartolo began talking about the couple living together after three months of dating and she broke-up with him.

She then began receiving text and WhatsApp messages from him, telling her she had made a mistake.

The victim was also forced to block him from her facebook account and then began receiving calls from a withheld phone number.

The phone conversations with Bartolo varied in length, with some lasting for hours and he would appear unannounced on her doorstep.

Eventually the victim agreed to meet him at a local coffee shop, where she told him once and for all they were finished.

She returned tickets for an ice skating event he sent her in November, last year and around the turn of the year felt he finally got the message.

However, on April 14, this year he sent her a package containing an A4-sized journal containing an account of how upset he was about their split.

Cards and photographs were also sent during the period and eventually the woman reported him to the police and he was arrested on May 12.

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