Some attempts to rekindle a romance can be sweet, but one man took it far too far in an elaborate bid to win back his ex-fiancee.
Roy Meadwell, 51, from Yeovil, England, has been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years, after reportedly violating a restraining order when he posed as his ex’s dead mother. It’s claimed he broke the terms of the order by sending his ex a letter pretending to be her late mum ‘from beyond the grave’, the BBC reports.
Meadwell was accused of trying to contact his ex on a number of occasions while a restraining order was in place, after it’s claimed he assaulted her in December 2016.
The letter allegedly told the woman she had made a “terrible mistake” in ending her relationship, and it added that “all you have to do is call him”, Exeter Crown Court heard.
According to the report, in July 2017 Meadwell went to a psychic shop in Cornwall, a county in England, for a consultation before he took a leaflet which he included in the ‘anonymous’ letter.
The letter – supposedly from his ex’s mother – spoke of “the man who sacrificed everything for you”. Another anonymous message, pretending to be from a well-wisher, reportedly said: “OMG, can’t you see the greatness in this man”.
The woman told the jury she knew the letters came from Meadwell, despite the fact they didn’t mention him specifically by name, as they contained details of their life together that only he could have known.
According to the BBC, Meadwell has been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years. Should he violate the restraining order again, he will be sent straight to jail.
He had been banned from contacting his ex after assaulting her in December 2016 and was also banned from Cornwell, where she lived, but reportedly visited the region on four occasions.