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Suspended sentence for Abbots Langley woman, Alexandra Capon, who breached restraining order
A woman from Abbots Langley who could not accept that a relationship was over twice broke a restraining order that a court had put in place to keep her away from the man.
Alexandra Capon had been ordered by magistrates to keep away from Anthony Walsh and not to contact him.
Prosecutor Jan Hayne said Capon, 47, had been banned from Parsonage Close in Abbots Langley, but had gone there in March this year. She had also sent a message to Mr Walsh despite being ordered not to contact him.
Capon, of Bell Lane, Abbots Langley, was convicted of breaching a restraining order by a jury at St Albans Crown Court.
Defence barrister Jonathan Simpson said Capon was the carer for her mother. He said she regretted the case coming to the crown court.
Judge Stephen Warner told her: "You failed to accept the relationship was at an end. Your behaviour had a serious psychological effect on him and members of his family. You show no acceptance or remorse for what you have done. You have got to understand you have put your liberty at risk."
Capon heaved a sigh of relief as the judge told her said he was not sending her to jail immediately but told her it was "an extremely close run thing".
He passed a six month jail sentence suspended for 18 months with 12 months' supervision.
He went on: "You have got to stay out of trouble and abide by the conditions. If you don't you will lose your liberty. I hope I don't see you again."
The judge extended the restriction for three years until September 6, 2016. It means she must not approach Mr Walsh or his family.
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