Former England cricketer ‘harassed wife by following her to work and putting pictures of her in his car’
Former England cricketer Kim Barnett harassed his ex-wife by following her to her workplace and putting pictures of her in his car, a court has heard.
The 52-year-old ex-Derbyshire and England batsman is accused of harassing his ex-wife Janet Barnett.
Barnett appeared at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court on Thursday where he denied harassment charges.
Barnett, of Leek, Staffs., is alleged to have visited Mrs Barnett’s home and workplace, and put photographs of her in his vehicle at locations where he knew she would be.
His trial will be held at North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, in March.
Barnett, who played for England in 1989, was granted bail.
In September last year Barnett was sacked from his job with a luxury car hire firm when he wrote off a Bentley in a 90mph crash.
He smashed the top-end car into a motorway barrier after skidding on black ice in Scotland in February.
The retired batsman worked as a driver for Cheshire-based Performance Car Hire (PCH), delivering luxury cars to clients across the country.
He would regularly drive high-performance brands like Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche to various locations.
But he was dismissed for gross misconduct after a disciplinary investigation into the accident.