Man jailed for breaching domestic violence order
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An unemployed 51-year-old from north Essex will spend two weeks in prison after breaching a domestic violence order.
Philip Claydon, 51, of no fixed address, was handed a 14-day jail sentence on Monday after breaching a 28-day domestic violence protection order (DVPO).
The order was put in place only a week before on Monday, January 7, which included a number of conditions to protect an Essex woman, following concerns about Claydon’s behaviour.
He was banned from contacting the woman, harassing her or going within 100m of any address associated with her.
Just six days after the order was put in place, Claydon was arrested by Essex Police for breaching that order.
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He was put before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday, January 14, where he was jailed for 14 days.
The DVPO continues to remain in place following his release.
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Inspector Frazer Low, of Chelmsford’s domestic abuse team, said: “Domestic violence protection orders are very useful tools that give us immediate powers to help safeguard victims from people like Claydon.
“There are cases where we have to release people from custody because there isn’t sufficient evidence at that point to charge them with any offences.
“While we continue our investigations, we can use DVPOs to help restrict their movements and behaviour, to protect victims.
“We have seen in the past how perpetrators can go to their victims address within hours of being released in custody.
“This will not be tolerated and this case shows how when anyone breaches a DVPO, we will do everything we can to arrest them and put them before the courts.”
For more information on DVPOs, visit the Essex Police website.