Man sent text threats to ex-partner

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A MAN sent a hail of abusive messages by text to his former partner.

Over a four-day period, Alec Roskell sent messages to the woman with whom he had just split up after a two-year relationship.

Roskell, of Spencer Court, Layton, admitted harassing the victim when he appeared before Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said the couple had been in a rocky relationship in which both parties drank a lot.

During the Easter break, Roskell started to send her threatening messages, saying he would put her in hospital.

He also called her an old slapper, and said he would stamp or her head.

The prosecutor said: “She was scared of him and what he said he would do, believing he would carry out such threats. However, she did send some messages back to him.”

Howard Green, defending, added: “There were messages of an unpleasant nature flying both ways.

“My client accepts the relationship is now finished.”

Roskell also admitted he was in breach of two conditional discharges.

Magistrates adjourned sentence until April 24 for pre-sentence reports.

Roskell was bailed on condition he has no contact with the woman and does not enter Coronation Street, Blackpool.