Driffield Murder Trial day 7 - Accused Alfredo Merigo was subject of harrasment order in relation to former partner

Bracken Rd ps1035-17b'Bracken Road Murder Scene
Bracken Rd ps1035-17b'Bracken Road Murder Scene

ALFREDO Merigo had signed a Harassment Act Acceptance Form in relation to a former partner.

At his trial for the murder of Linda Merigo, a charge he denies, the court heard Mr Merigo signed the Form on July 31 2004 in relation to his former partner Andrea Hornsby.

In a statement read to the court by prosecutor Mark Bury, PC Graham Smaller, who was based at Barton in 2004, went to Ms Hornsby’s home after she called police over threats she received by text.

“Andrea Hornsby made a complaint of harassment against Alfredo Merigo her ex-partner,” Mr Bury said.

The text message Ms Hornsby showed PC Smaller said it was a good job his two children wanted to see each other. It said: “Otherwise I would have borrowed Wally’s gun and done triple murder. Do not push me. If I go over the edge I will.”

The trial continues.

For all the latest from the trial at Sheffield Crown Court see this week’s Driffield Times and Driffield Po