Text messages land man in court

Blackpool Magistrates Court. / VIEW
Blackpool Magistrates Court. / VIEW
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A-43-year-old man was hauled before the courts for harassing his former girlfriend.

Conservative Party worker Paul Wilson, of Cumberland Avenue, Cleveleys, was given a 12-week jail term, suspended for a year, after he admitted harassment. He was also made the subject of a restraining order.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Wilson and his girlfriend had split up.

In the days which followed he sent a flurry of text messages and emails. He was arrested and received an 18-month conditional discharge.

But the harassment started again. He once threatened to poke out the woman’s eyes.

When arrested again, Wilson told police he felt the woman had been messing him about and seeing other men behind his back.

Hugh Pond, defending, said: “My client has been getting a lot of messages, but he says he will take my advice and stop contacting her.”.