Man jailed for breaching non-molestation order - Harlow

03/09/2015

A plumber, who told his probation officer he would kill his former partner, was jailed for a total of 17 months today, Thursday, 03 September 2015.

Danny Humphries, aged 53, made the threats to his probation officer in June of this year.  He was so concerned that he called the police, St Albans Crown Court heard.

Prosecutor Philip Levy said Humphries' former partner had wanted nothing to do with him and a non-molestation order had been made by a court. But Humphries continued to harass her and had been banned from entering her home town of Harlow. His actions were said to have left her terrified.

He breached the order, which had been made on 31 October last year, on five occasions and was said by Judge John Plumstead to be "utterly out of control."

Humphries, of Bell Common, Epping, appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty to being in breach of a non-molestation order before the magistrates' court by virtue of the threats he made. He was also in breach of a suspended sentence that had been imposed after he had been spotted in Harlow.

Jay Kallagher, defending, said Humphries denied making threats to kill his ex partner. He said he used words to the effect that he would destroy her new partner and her brother. She said he had been "frustrated" at the end of their 9-year relationship.

Judge Plumstead jailed him for 15 months for breaching the order and a further 2 months for breaching the suspended sentence. He told him: "Just get over it." The judge warned him: "If there is a sniff of trouble when you are out on licence you will be returned to prison."

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