Man harassed former partner

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A 25-year-old Louth man, who wouldn’t leave his former partner alone, has admitted harassment at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Jesse Owen Coulson of Fulmar Drive was appearing for sentence after admitting the offence in October.

The magistrates heard that Coulson had been in a five year relationship with Katie Smith but they had split up in 2012, since which time he would not leave her alone, sending texts and messages via Facebook.

It was said that twice when Ms Smith was out in the town centre, Coulson had gone past in a vehicle and shouted abuse at her.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said Coulson had been given a harassment warning but had ignored it, culminating in his sending several abusive messages to Ms Smith on October 4 which included the phrase ‘You’re sick and you’re dead’.

Defending, David Eager said it was effectively a single incident when the texts were sent off and they were of a non-threatening nature.

The magistrates imposed an 18 month community order with a requirement that Coulson attend 29 sessions on building better relationships.

They also ordered that Coulson not carry out any action that might cause alarm, harassment or distress to Ms Smith.

He was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge.