Married man’s revenge threat to girlfriend

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A married man threatened to distribute indecent pictures of his girlfriend if she ended their relationship.

Nzar Hamasalh also told her she would spend every day with him until he got bored of her.

As far as he is concerned their relationship is over

In one attack on her he dragged her along the street by her hair and wrist after saying he was jealous she was with a male friend.

On another occasion he got into her car, struck her in the face and gripped hold of her throat.

Hamasalh, a bar worker, aged 37, of Kensington Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to two offences of assault.

Prosecutor, Chrissie Hunt, said the couple met when they worked at the same bar in Blackpool. The girlfriend was aware he was married but Hamasalh told her he and his wife were separated.

In November she told him their relationship was over. In texts he said he was going to smash her face in and intimate photographs of her would be distributed.

Martin Hillson, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had had a turbulent relationship with the woman which was on and off.

Mr Hillson added: “As far as he is concerned their relationship is over.”

Hamasalh was bailed for pre-sentence reports by District Judge Roger Lowe sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.