Woman spared jail for breach of court order

Daily Echo: Woman spared jail for breach of court order Woman spared jail for breach of court order

A Southampton woman, who breached a restraining order banning her from seeing her former boy friend, has been spared prison.

Dawn Cornford, 31, of Oxford Street, had been given a 25-week suspended sentence in January for wounding Christopher O’Reilly but a judge heard he later contacted her and they met.

David Storey, defending, said their lengthy relationship had a history of violence and she had committed the offence while at the end of her tether.

“She still has feelings for him, she still loves him but knows it is a relationship that won’t work and would be doomed to failure.”

Passing sentence at Southampton Crown Court sitting at Winchester , Judge Jane Miller QC said Cornford had complied with the rest of the order and ordered her to attend six sessions of a probation service run specific activity requirement which would tackle her drinking.

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9:11am Sat 15 Sep 12

Family Man says...

Apart from the fact this is yesterday's news in every sense of the word (and as is the wont of the Echo as it seems to look for pre-written fillers at the weekend), I am left asking myself the question "Would a man be spared jail in identical circumstances?"
Apart from the fact this is yesterday's news in every sense of the word (and as is the wont of the Echo as it seems to look for pre-written fillers at the weekend), I am left asking myself the question "Would a man be spared jail in identical circumstances?" Family Man

9:52am Sat 15 Sep 12

Inform Al says...

Family Man wrote:
Apart from the fact this is yesterday's news in every sense of the word (and as is the wont of the Echo as it seems to look for pre-written fillers at the weekend), I am left asking myself the question "Would a man be spared jail in identical circumstances?"
A real man wouldn't assault a woman anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Family Man[/bold] wrote: Apart from the fact this is yesterday's news in every sense of the word (and as is the wont of the Echo as it seems to look for pre-written fillers at the weekend), I am left asking myself the question "Would a man be spared jail in identical circumstances?"[/p][/quote]A real man wouldn't assault a woman anyway. Inform Al

12:35pm Sat 15 Sep 12

andysaints007 says...

Family Man wrote:
Apart from the fact this is yesterday's news in every sense of the word (and as is the wont of the Echo as it seems to look for pre-written fillers at the weekend), I am left asking myself the question "Would a man be spared jail in identical circumstances?"
If you don't like it don't read it - and if you really don't like the Echo what are you doing on their site?
[quote][p][bold]Family Man[/bold] wrote: Apart from the fact this is yesterday's news in every sense of the word (and as is the wont of the Echo as it seems to look for pre-written fillers at the weekend), I am left asking myself the question "Would a man be spared jail in identical circumstances?"[/p][/quote]If you don't like it don't read it - and if you really don't like the Echo what are you doing on their site? andysaints007

7:38pm Sun 16 Sep 12

IronLady2010 says...

What was the point in issuing the suspended sentence if it is just going to be ignored later. Surely if you breach a suspended sentence you go immediately to prison. Or was it a suspended suspended suspended sentence?
What was the point in issuing the suspended sentence if it is just going to be ignored later. Surely if you breach a suspended sentence you go immediately to prison. Or was it a suspended suspended suspended sentence? IronLady2010

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