Flint man who subjected ex girlfriend to campaign of abuse and threats is jailed

The 28-year-old had made repeated threats that he would kill the victim and there was a history of disobedience of court orders. Credit: Daily Post

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.

Peter Williams, of Northop Road, Flint, admitted repeated breaches of a criminal behaviour order. A five-year restraining order was made at Mold Crown Court.

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.

Peter Williams was given a five-year restraining order at Mold Crown Court.

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.