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I would suggest contacting her through a Solicitor.
This will prevent any complications
If the email etc you had was grossly offensive then you can report it to the Police
It may be an offence under Malicious Communications Act which 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,
If it is then this may be an offence.
Otherwise I would ask a Solicitor to contact to prevent any misunderstandings
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What woud a slicitor contact and say?
The Solicitor would contact the ex and say any communication must be through Sols
Your ex can only go to the Police if it is harassment
This is where one pursues a course of conduct which is likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress
In any event even if it was harassment which I dont think it is, the Police would warn first anyway
But I would certainly go to the Police, show the email and raise concerns.
Then if they say it is nothing and there is an issue, it will be on record you went to see them
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so to clarify the best course of action is for me to go to a solicitor and they will prepare a letter and send it to her to state that if she contacts me again it must be through a solicitor ? could he then claim that this was me harassing her?
would a solicitor stipulate in the letter sent to her that her email has caused offence etc?
To be honest I would just ignore it
You have done nothing wrong.
Let your ex go to the Police. They wont do anything
I personally wouldn't go to a Solicitor, it may make matters worse but you can do that.
At this stage do nothing - you have done nothing wrong
Thankyou just wanted to clarify as thought initially stated to go to a solicitor and now stating do nothing even though I was very offended by the email she sent to me
Yes I was just saying you could go to a Solicitor.
But personally I would ignore it.
If that does not work, then go to the Police
Can I clarify anything else for you please?
Thankyou for your advice
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