Man punished for 'bunny-boiler' jibe on Facebook

A MAN who left a message on his ex-girlfriend's Facebook page calling her a “bunny-boiling freak” has been handed a restraining order.

Jo Thewlis

A MAN who left a message on his ex-girlfriend's Facebook page calling her a “bunny-boiling freak” has been handed a restraining order.

Jason Preston, 36, was sentenced at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court after he admitted sending a malicious communication through the social networking site.

Preston, of Oxford Road, Ipswich was also given a community order for 12 months.

The court heard Preston had previously ended a two-and-a-half year relationship with Charlotte Davidson, after he admitted having an affair with a woman who was then pregnant with his child.

Preston said he no longer wished to stay in contact with Ms Davidson as it could cause problems in his new relationship.

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Despite the split, Preston's mother had allowed Ms Davidson to store some belongings at her farm.

But after a year, Preston felt she was taking advantage of his mother and left an abusive message telling Ms Davidson to remove her property.

Preston then heard Ms Davidson was staying at the Station Hotel in Ipswich and confronted her there.

Wayne Ablett, prosecuting, said: “The defendant told her to leave his mother alone and if she didn't, he would kill her dog.”

But on October 11, Ms Davidson received a message from Preston on her Facebook page and asked him to be a friend of hers.

Mark Holt, in mitigation, said Preston was so amazed by the request, his emotions got the better of him.

He left a message saying: “Leave my mother alone. You have got until November 20 to get your **** out of the farm. If not, I will have something sorted and you really don't want that.”

Preston finished the message saying: “**** off you bunny-boiling freak.”

At an earlier hearing Mr Holt said Preston meant he would be dumping Ms Davidson's belongings at her mother's home.

He added Preston had become frustrated that Ms Davidson was taking advantage of his mother's kindness.