Woman who repeatedly breached restraining order found under ex-partner's bed

Lisa Turner's police custody photo
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A woman who breached the restraining order against her ex-partner six times has been sent to jail. Lisa Turner, of Wilmington Gardens, Sherwood, was given the order on June 17, 2022, ordering that she should not have contact, of any form, with her victim and should not visit their address.

But she broke the order five times between October 2022 and September 2023. Then, on May 20, police visited her partner's address for a routine check-up and it happened that Turner was there at the time.

Officers found her hiding under the bed. She appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, May 22, and pleaded guilty to the charges. The offences were deemed so serious that only a prison sentence would suffice, because she'd breached the order before.

She was jailed for 16 weeks. Her arrest forms part of the police's Operation Saltash, an initiative to disrupt the offending of repeat perpetrators of domestic abuse and/or stalking.

Detective Inspector Abi Goucher, Nottingham Police’s safeguarding lead said: "This is the sixth time that Turner has been arrested for breaching her restraining order.

"No one should have to live in fear of their abuser potentially intimidating or harassing them and this sentence shows that we will not hesitate to issue these orders where necessary and will prosecute anyone who chooses to breach them. This arrest shows that the safeguarding and care of victims, who can be male or female, is an absolute priority for us as a force.

“This person’s victim has now been successfully safeguarded through our work and they can be rest assured that whilst the perpetrator is in prison, they will be free from the emotional and physical torment that being a victim of this crime brings.”

The restraining order has since been extended by a year to June 2024.