South Yorkshire man who ‘persistently harassed’ woman jailed

A South Yorkshire man who ‘persistently harassed’ a woman has been jailed for more than two and a half years.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 12:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 1:54 pm

Lee Mark Moore, of Highstone Avenue, Barnsley, pleaded guilty to breaching a non-molestation order, dangerous and disqualified driving, and harassment.

The court heard that over three weeks in April and May this year, Moore breached a non-molestation order, by bombarding his victim with phone calls and texts, appearing at her home uninvited and stealing her car.

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The harrasment only came to an end when he was arrested on May 11 after failing to stop for police whilst driving the victim’s car while disqualified.

At Sheffield Crown Court on November 20, Moore was sentenced to 32 months imprisonment and an indefinite protection from harassment order.

Chief Inspector Andrew Berriman said: “First of all I’d like to commend the victim for her bravery in reporting Moore’s offences and supporting us throughout the investigation.

“I hope that the sentence passed can help her to move forward in her life.

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“If you have concerns for your own safety, or the safety of a friend or family member, we are here to listen and support you.

“Please do not suffer in silence. You can report domestic abuse by calling 101, or 999 if it is an emergency. You can also find more information on how to get help at www.southyorks.police.uk/cutthestrings.”