Sheffield heavy-breather made threatening phone calls to ex-partner

An abusive man has ended-up in court after he made threatening phone calls with heavy-breathing to his ex-partner.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 3:12 pm

David Rodgers, 35, of Emerson Crescent, Sheffield, admitted during a Sheffield Magistrates’ Court hearing on January 23 that he had harassed his partner by repeatedly phoning her and making threats.

Robert Coyne, prosecuting, said the victim claims Rodgers began contacting her in the early hours and was abusive and sometimes he would breathe heavily down the phone line.

The defendant told police he had made inappropriate calls and at times he had been extremely drunk.

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A man has admitted making threatening phone calls to his ex-partner.

Rodgers pleaded guilty to causing harassment between December 7 and December 21.

Hester Russell, defending, said Rodgers suffers with depression and his life has spiralled out of control and he apologises.

She added he cannot understand why he behaved the way he did because he has no animosity towards his ex-partner.

Magistrates adjourned the case until February 27 to consider a probation report before sentencing.