Portsmouth magistrates ban sacked woman from contacting former boss she harassed

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  • Vanesha Peach was sacked from her work after concerning behaviour
  • She phoned, sent letters to and visited her ex-boss at work
  • Magistrates handed her a restraining order for harassment
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A WOMAN who bombarded a former manager with messages and calls has been handed a restraining order.

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard how Vanesha Peach worked at financial services firm Dunstan Thomas in Gunwharf Quays as a part of a workforce of around 35 staff.

Initially I hoped she would stop contact but she attended my place of work, attempted to contact me directly and through colleagues

Victim

Giles Fletcher, prosecuting, told the court how Peach, 46, of Festing Grove, Southsea, started to give Christopher Read unwanted attention.

She was eventually sacked for ‘various behaviour that was concerning’ and handed a harassment warning by police.

Mr Fletcher said: ‘There wasn’t any contact thereafter until February when he received a letter from her again. She attended his place of employment again a couple of times and more phone calls and letters.’

Reading the victim’s statement he added: ‘Initially I hoped she would stop contact but she attended my place of work, attempted to contact me directly and through colleagues.

‘I don’t want contact from her. I’m concerned she has ignored the warnings even though she has been visited by the police. I have never been in a relationship with her. I’m happily married.’

He added the victim has had to change his routine and is more aware of his surroundings since the harassment.

Peach admitted harassment between December 18 last year and March 14.

Magistrates’ chairman Nicholas Mansfield gave her a 12-month community order with a mental health treatment requirement. Mr Mansfield imposed a restraining order banning Peach from contacting Mr Read.