A MAN sent abusive messages to his mother, a court has heard.
Jake Stanley Wills had been banned from contacting his mother after previous violence and an assault on her, but in May he messaged her regardless.
The 25-year-old started by asking for £2 and a photo of some oven parts, but the messages quickly turned sour, with him threatening to “smash [her] house up”, telling her to “watch your car” and calling her a “dumb s***” and “f****** old c***”, prosecutor Tom Power told Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Monday (June 27).
“It gets fairly unpleasant and this is all to the defendant’s mother,” he added.
The four-year-old restraining order prevented him from contacting his mother or going to her Highworth address.
Defending, Elmira Mirzayan asked the court to suspend any prison sentence, adding that her client was “very remorseful”.
“He takes matters extremely seriously and attended court today with a bag.”
She said ill health in the family and not being able to see his two-year-old daughter had taken its toll when the offence occurred, between May 18 and 21, and his “mental health was deteriorating.”
Wills, of Uxbridge Road in Freshbrook, had previously pleaded guilty to harassment in breach of a restraining order.
Sentencing, District Judge Joanna Dickens said it was a “deliberate” breach of a restraining order, and added: “It’s quite a serious incident because it was persistent, a breach of an order, and harassing her again.”
She imposed a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for 24 months.
Wills must complete the thinking skills programme and 20 rehabilitation activity days. A further five-year restraining order was made.