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My son is being harassed by an ex, girlfriend, she is 10 years

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My son is being harassed by an ex, girlfriend, she is 10 years older than him and he has tried to break away because of her behaviour, she has hit him and locked him in the house for days, she is now texting him regularly saying she is going to kill herself and that's is his fault saying he will deprive a mother of her daughter and her niece of her Aunty - when I say regularly I mean multiple times a day, she is manipulative and I seriously think she has some sort of mental health problem, what can we do to stop this please, it's even more evil because my eldest son, Dan's brother took his own life 8 years ago, she knows this, it's making my son ill what can I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
What is he hoping to do about this please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He just wants her to leave him alone -
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Does he need to have contact with her?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No - they don't have children if that's what you mean, and they don't work together or have any joint financial responsibilites
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
No answer in the time
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
If she is contacting him when he is not responding then he can just report the matter to the police as harassment.
He can also take out a civil injunction but there is cost in doing that whereas the police are free.
Ultimately that doesn't stop her contacting him but it gives him a cause of action against her if she continues to do so in breach of the orders
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Would we be able to get a solicitors letter sent to her warning her of what might happen if she does not cease and desist from this behaviour
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Yes, that will cost roughly £100 plus VAT. A barrister under public access might be cheaper.
It doesn't achieve anything the police can't do for free.
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