A DISGRACED Stourbridge councillor has been fined for breaching a court order imposed to prevent him harassing his wife of 50 years.

Councillor Colin Elcock, aged 75, of Vicarage Road, Wollaston, has been fined £150 and made the subject of a community order for breaching a non-molestation order.

The Norton councillor, who serves as an independent politician on Dudley Council after being booted out of the Conservative Party after posting offensive tweets, admitted posting a birthday and anniversary card, and printed emails, to Marie Elcock which he was prohibited from doing by the order made by Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on October 20, 2020.

He was also ordered to pay £185 court costs and a surcharge of £95 to fund victim services.

In total, he was ordered to pay £430.

He was also made the subject of a restraining order preventing him from contacting Marie Elcock or going within 100 metres of her home, which will remain in place until November 28, 2023.

The veteran councillor, who has held the Norton ward seat since 2012, was found to have breached Dudley Council's members' code of conduct after a hearing of the standards committee last November which he was hauled before after tweeting what were deemed racist, Islamophobic and sexist comments on Twitter.

At the time he told how he bitterly regretted making the social media posts about Islam and Iran, describing them as "daft opinions" which he shortly afterwards had deleted, and he said the incident which played out publicly had left both his reputation and family in tatters just months after he and his wife marked 49 years of marriage.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, described the situation as "very sad".

Cllr Elcock, who is up for re-election in 2022, has not responded to a request for comment.