Louth man’s threatening texts were ‘a desperate cry for help’

A Louth man admitted harassment after sending more than 100 text messages to his ex-girlfriend, some of which contained threats.

Timothy Clay, 35, of Queensway admitted harassing the victim between May 3 and 11.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, told Grantham Magistrates Court that Clay was briefly in a relationship with the victim before she ended it.

Clay, who has mental health issues, threatened suicide before sending the texts, one of which read: “Don’t mess with me I’m very unpredictable.”

Another read: “I will get my revenge. Mark my words.”

Miss Clarke, defending, said the offence was a ‘desperate cry for help’ after the victim began a relationship with Clay’s cousin.

The case was adjourned until June 4 for pre-sentence reports. Clay was released on bail with the condition he does not contact the victim.