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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Love-sick Carlisle man bombarded former partner with text messages

A man described as “love-sick” by his lawyer harassed his partner with text and telephone messages when she told him their five-year relationship was over.

James Harold Alexander Wilson, 22, of Prescott Road, Longsowerby, Carlisle, admitted harassment without violence when he appeared in court.

Pam Ward, prosecuting, told magistrates in Carlisle that Wilson was told on July 4 that his relationship with the mother of his two children was over.

The court was told on one day alone he sent 25 texts between 9pm and 11.30pm asking her to take him back and asking if he could he see their two young children. She replied to nine of his messages.

Mrs Ward told the magistrates that in some of the messages Wilson threatened to kill himself, and one day there were 13 missed calls logged on his partner’s phone.

On July 16 more text messages were sent and when she arrived home later that day she found Wilson in the house with one of the children.

When he took hold of the children and took them outside, she telephoned the police.

Officers arrived and he was arrested on the harassment charge.

Geoff Clapp, defending, told magistrates that his client was a “love-sick young man”.

The couple had been in a relationship for five years and he was “devastated” to be told it was over.

Magistrates asked for pre sentence reports to be prepared by the probation service and adjourned the case until on August 28.

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