Judge issues arrest warrant for 76-year-old Walberswick man

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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Walberswick man. - Credit: GREGG BROWN

A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a 76-year-old man Suffolk man who is accused of repeatedly breaching a restraining order.

Alexander Apthorpe, of The Green, Walberswick, was due to have attended a plea and trial preparation hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday ( April 29) but failed to show up.

Recorder Sarah Przybylska said Apthorpe had been informed of Friday’s hearing when he appeared before magistrates on an earlier occasion.

She issued a warrant for his arrest not backed for bail.

Apthorpe faces charges of harassment by breaching a restraining order on September 7 and December 23 last year and January 7 and 17 this year.