I’ll get you maimed, ex partner warns as he bombards woman with Facebook threats
THOMAS Smith threatened to maim his ex-partner as he bombarded her with more than 100 messages on her mobile phone and on Facebook.
And after he received a police warning, Smith pretended to be a police officer as he rang her at work.
In a message to his ex-girlfriend, Smith said he was going to have her face removed, and she was going to suffer.
And when he arrived at her home to return a tee-shirt, Smith told the woman he would arrange for someone to maim her face so no one would want her.
Over a three month period, 22-year-old Smith, of Townend Pits Lane, March, sent in excess of 100 messages, Fenland magistrates were told by prosecutor Scheherazade Haque. After his victim changed her mobile phone number, Smith sent messages on Facebook.
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The woman was left shocked and fearful, said Ms Haque. She lost weight, stopped going out with friends, and felt low.
Smith was given an harassment warning on July 15, and two days later he phoned his former partner at work, claiming to be a police officer.
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“He said he would get someone to come to her house and beat her up,” said Ms Haque. “She was left visibly shaking.”
Smith admitted a charge of harassment. But his solicitor John Clarke said Smith had screwed up the harassment warning he received.
“He did sent threats and abuse via Facebook and texts, but does not think there was 100 messages,” said Mr Clarke.
Smith denied threatening to employ someone to throw acid in her face, but did admit claiming to be a police officer over the phone.
Sentencing was adjourned until September 15.