A man who subjected his ex-girlfriend to what a judge described as “a campaign of threatening, highly abusive and intimidating behaviour” has been jailed for 10 months.
Judge Niclas Parry said Williams had been given “one opportunity after another.”
The 28-year-old had made repeated threats that he would kill the victim and there was a history of disobedience of court orders.
“I bear in mind your undoubted vulnerability, you are a fragile young man,” the judge said. But Williams had rejected help.
The prosecution said his behaviour included screaming down the phone about money, and sending insulting Facebook messages.
Sarah Badrawy, defending, said: ”This could be for Mr Williams one final opportunity to address this type of behaviour. He understands his history. He’s absolutely petrified at the prospect of a custodial sentence. Mr Williams does have some particular difficulties.”
Counsel said he had self-medicated with cannabis which was probably the worst type of help for his difficulties. He had reacted in an extremely poor way when the relationship became difficult.
“This was a relationship which started as a happy one,” she added.