Man breached order by sending online messages

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A JILTED lover ignored a court order by contacting his ex-partner through a dating website to declare his love for her and threaten to pay her a visit.

Martin Flack, 23, of St Helena Walk, Mildenhall, pleaded guilty at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on July 30 to sending his ex-partner messages on a dating website while forbidden from doing so by a non-molestation order.

Ian Devine, prosecuting, told the court that Flack’s ex-partner complained to police on March 11 she had received a number of messages.

He said the first message, sent under a false name, asked the victim a series of questions including ‘how are you?’ and ‘how come a beautiful girl like you is on here?’.

Mr Devine told the court that later the same morning the victim received a second message which said: “Please stop this I love you can’t we just meet up and talk I love you so much do you still love me a little bit?”

Two further messages were sent, the second of which said: “Looks like I will have to pay you a visit like early in the morning when you are not expecting it – you can’t live with your mother forever.”

Lyndon Davies, in mitigation, told the court Flack had been in a relationship with the victim for three years and they had two children together.

He said the non-molestation order had been put in place following an application made by his ex-partner in December 2011.

Mr Davis said: “He was drinking heavily and basically these messages were sent in drink. Several messages were sent, the majority of which are basically declaring love and showing he’s not coping with the breakdown of the relationship.

“One message in particular is more threatening, I suggest relating to his state of mind at the time and he’s getting himself sorted out.”

The court heard Flack has now stopped drinking because the family court is arranging for a supervised visit with his children.

Flack was released on unconditional bail to be sentenced on August 20 following a probation report.