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Christopher Watson from Eastbourne sought over breach of court Restraining Order

01 Oct, 2018 12:18 News Wanted
Christopher Watson from Eastbourne sought over breach of court Restraining Order

Police in East Sussex are searching for 67-year-old Christopher Watson from Eastbourne, who they want to interview about allegations that he has harassed hospital staff and breached a court-imposed Restraining Order, by sending racist and homophobic messages to staff of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust in Brighton.

Watson, who is described as white, 5'4" and slim, with blue eyes and grey hair, may currently have a long white beard. 

He has not been seen at his address in Hambleton Close, Eastbourne for several months and is believed to be with his car, a black Vauxhall Mokka, registration BG14GOH. 

He may be in unknown locations in Scotland, but there is no firm information as to which area.

He had been given the Restraining Order at Hastings Magistrates Court on 23 January 2017, having been convicted of threatening words and behaviour for which he was also given an 18-month conditional discharge.

The Order, which lasts until further court order, prohibits him from contacting several named people and departments, and from publishing material identifying one employee, all at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton

PC Claire Underwood said; "We want to interview Watson about reports that he has breached the Restraining Order. 

"None of the alleged offences currently under investigation involve the use of or any threat of violence but they extend over many months now since last year, and relate to persistent fax and email contact with various offices and people at the RSCH."

Anyone who sees Watson or who has any information on his current location is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling Sussex 101, quoting serial 237 of 15/11/17.

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