A Wigan man has walked free from court after charges of breaching the terms of his sentence were dismissed

A man accused of twice breaching the terms of his sentence by contacting a named woman has walked free after the case against him collapsed.
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Jamie Ascroft, 36, of Levens Place, Ince, had denied phoning the woman while withholding the number on October 2 and making unwanted contact with her on February 4 last year.

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A trial was due to take place at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court this month.

But before the hearing could begin, no evidence was offered by the prosecution and so the bench dismissed the charges, telling the defendant he was free to go.