MAGISTRATES have approved a domestic violence protection order which bans a west Cumbrian man from contacting a woman for the next 28 days.

Carl Russell Anson, 63, who was not in court when Cumbria Police made their application for the order and was not legally represented, is now banned from contacting the protected woman in any way until the order expires.

He is also banned from going to Jackson Road, Salterbeck, Workington, where the woman named in the order is currently living.

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Domestic violence protection orders are made by courts when it is decided on the balance of probabilities that the person – in this case Anson – has been violent towards, or threatened violence towards – the protected person.

The order is civil in its nature but any breach of it would be a criminal offence.

Records for Carlisle’s Rickergate court where the case was heard say the defendant, who has no fixed address, is known by various aliases. They include Colin Ward, Kevin Waterworth, Norman Daniel Waterworth and Stuart Michael Dean.

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