Man lost temper with ex girlfriend

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A MAN lost his temper when he discovered his former girlfriend was seeing another man, a court was told.

James Austin, 26, telephoned his ex and threatened to hit her head against a wall and kill her, Blackpool magistrates heard.

Austin, of Cheviot Avenue, Lytham, admitted making an offensive phone call.

Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said the victim said her ex rang her on March 17 at around 9.30am and abused her and threatened to kill her.

She said he then rang back later, was contrite and asked her not to tell the police. She told police she felt intimidated by Austin when he was in a mood and did not know whether he would carry his threats out.

Austin had previous convictions for harassing her and burgling her home to take her car keys and car.

Gary McAnulty, defending, said his client did not accept he had made a threat to kill his ex.

The defence said the couple had been in a five-year-relationship Austin found out she was having a relationship with another man and became agitated.

He was bailed to May 11 by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court for a further hearing to establish the facts.