Sheffield man punished for threatening ex-partner
A man who threatened his ex-partner and repeatedly breached a restraining order has been sentenced to a community order with a curfew.
Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on June 18 how Malachi Nathaniel Harriott, aged 20, of Ashberry Gardens, Crookesmoor, Sheffield, admitted two counts of using threatening behaviour and breaching a restraining order by attending his ex-partner’s home, by contacting her by phone and by sending her messages.
Harriott was made subject to a restraining order imposed in March, 2020, which will stay in force until 2021.
Susan Fisher, prosecuting, said the complainant had agreed for the defendant to visit in May but there was an argument and he made threats towards her before leaving.
Ms Fisher added there were also a series of messages exchanged between the defendant and the complainant between May 13 and June 13 and Harriott stated he was going to keep an eye on her place and get someone to come for her.
Harriott had been making threats, according to Ms Fisher, and on more than one occasion he had been making comments in the street.
Faryal Akhtar, defending, said Harriott has expressed a great deal of remorse and he has been frustrated because he says he has received messages from the complainant.
Ms Akhtar added Harriott has been laid-off from work but he wants to go back into education and get his life back on track.
District Judge Naomi Redhouse sentenced Harriott to a 12-month community order with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and a 12-week curfew. He must also pay a £95 victim surcharge.