Doncaster man jailed for abusive texts to ex

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A teenager who harassed his girlfriend by bombarding her with threatening text messages after she broke up with him has been jailed for six months.

Jordan Richardson, aged 19, sent the series of messages to his ex in April, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

In one he threatened to kill her, writing: “If I find out you’ve been sleeping with anyone I’ll be going to jail for murder on two people, be careful what you do.”

Another text sent the next day simply read: “Tick tock, tick tock.”

In another he told her he loved her but that he would ‘show her family’ adding: “I’ll show you how much you’ve hurt me.”

The court heard the offences were committed while Richardson, of The Park, Woodlands, Doncaster, was serving a community order for burglary.

He admitted harassment, going equipped for theft and threatening behaviour.

Kath Goddard, defending, said his ‘aggressive and destructive behaviour’ was a mask for feelings of vulnerability and inadequacy, and urged Judge Peter Kelson QC not to jail him.

But the judge said Richardson had been given ‘many chances’ by the courts, and locked him up for six months.