Man’s suicide threat

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN threatened to kill himself and sent his former fiancee a picture of himself with a rope round his neck.

Adam Brooks also texted more than 100 abusive messages saying he hated her and threatening her and her new boyfriend.

Brooks, a 32-year-old electrician, of Turkey Street, Out Rawcliffe, pleaded guilty to harassment and assault.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said the couple were in a relationship for six years and became engaged, but split up a few months before.

But between February 1 and April 9 Brooks sent his ex more than 100 texts. She asked him to stop, saying it was over, but the texts continued.

The prosecutor said: “He sent her a picture of a rope and said he would kill himself. He then sent a picture of himself with the rope round his neck.”

On April 8 Brooks went into the Cartford Arms pub, Little Eccleston, pointed at his ex and pushed her against a wall.

David Charnley, defending, said: “After they split-up they both at first moved on and there were no problems. She then began contacting him and going round to his house.

“The wrong message was being given. One minute she was spending time with him and they became intimate, the next she did not want to know him.

“He sent messages because he wanted to know whether they were on or off.”

Brooks was sentenced to 12 months supervision and ordered to pay compensation of £100 to his victim plus £100 costs by District Judge Jim Clarke sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The defendant was also put on a two year restraining order which bans him from contacting approaching or following his ex-girlfriend.