Cowlinge man jailed for breaching order banning him from contacting former partner

Ricky Nunn, of Newmarket Road, Cowlinge, has been jailed at Ipswich Crown Court for breaching an ord

Ricky Nunn, of Newmarket Road, Cowlinge, has been jailed at Ipswich Crown Court for breaching an order banning from contacting his former partner. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk man who persistently flouted a court order banning him from contacting his former partner has been jailed for 26 months.

Sentencing Ricky Nunn, Judge Rupert Overbury said: “You simply don’t understand she doesn’t want a relationship with you anymore.You don’t understand the meaning of “no”.

“She isn’t interested in you any more because you are violent and aggressive towards her and the sooner you get that into your head the better,” he added.

Zander Goss, prosecuting at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday (September 15), said Nunn had breached a restraining order made last year six times between February and May this year.

The breaches included sending Naomi Mayes a message asking if he could stay at her house because he had nowhere to live, asking her mother to pass messages on to her, sending her emails and WhatsApp messages, going to her house and asking her grandmother to give an Easter Egg to her.


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On May 17 Miss Mayes called 999 claiming Nunn had assaulted her after he questioned her about a beer bottle he had seen in her home and refused to leave when she asked him to.

Mr Ross said no charge had been brought in relation to the alleged assault.

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Nunn, 32, of Newmarket Road, Cowlinge, admitted six breaches of a restraining order and breach of a suspended sentence order imposed for an earlier breach of the restraining order.

In addition to jailing Nunn, Judge Overbury made a restraining order banning from contacting Miss Mayes for ten years.

Lynne Shirley, for Nunn who appeared via a prison video link, said he had been in custody since May and had to spend 23 hours a day in his cell because of Covid restrictions.

She said Nunn wished to apologise to Miss Mayes and the court for his behaviour and he now had no desire to rekindle the relationship with her.

Miss Shirley said that Miss Mayes had engaged with Nunn on occasions during the restraining order and towards the end had done it to keep the peace.

She said at one time Miss Mayes had wanted the court order lifted. “It doesn’t excuse his behaviour and if there is a court order he cannot contact her,” said Miss Shirley.

She said that the time Nunn had spent in custody was his first experience of prison and he wasn’t enjoying it.

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