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Do the Police have any evidence that it was him that posted it please?
Hello Alex, Yes i screenshot the conversation and printed it off for them. I logged onto his account after attending a financial hearing and witnessed this horrific conversation between my ex and a lady friend. He was served with a PIN order for harassment to me back in july 2013. However, the police have just informed me that this has run out as they only last 6 months apparently.
They are warnings yes.
Under the Malicious Communications Act 2003 it states:
(1)Any person who sends to another person—
(a)a [F1letter, electronic communication or article of any description] which conveys—
(i)a message which is indecent or grossly offensive;
(ii)a threat; or
(iii)information which is false and known or believed to be false by the sender; or
(b)any [F2article or electronic communication] which is, in whole or part, of an indecent or grossly offensive nature,
is guilty of an offence if his purpose, or one of his purposes, in sending it is that it should, so far as falling within paragraph (a) or (b) above, cause distress or anxiety to the recipient or to any other person to whom he intends that it or its contents or nature should be communicated.
But a Court would have to be satisfied that it was him
This means they could get the logs from Facebook to see which IP address was used.
That IP address can be traced back to a computer.
But of course there is a cost to this. That is a matter for the Police.
If it was not him that sent the message - he has not committed the offence
If it was him - then it is an offence
You need to be able to convince the Police to investigate this.
Of course it may not be in the public interest because of the costs, but that is a matter for the Police
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
This is a conversation between two people, he has not sent any message directly to me.
It does not need to be directed at you.
It can be to another person.
he states: i'll club the slag to death also 'perhaps some acid that seems to be popular these days' and 'i'll do time for her i swear'
Yes this is not acceptable. But the Police need to be satisfied it was your ex.
I would consider it is at least worthy of an investigation
You should ask that this is done or complain to the Chief Constable.
I am in a terrible state, my doctor has prescribed diazapam to try to calm the anxiety
Yes. You need to complain to the Police and ask them to investigate or complain to the Chief Constable.
Can I clarify anything else for you please?
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