Abergele man jailed for bombarding former partner with calls and texts


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

A MAN who bombarded his former partner and her family with text messages and phone calls overnight failed to take his chance of a community order.

Lewis John Ellis, aged 26. admitted that he breached the sentence by failing to co-operate with the probation service.

At Mold Crown Court, he was jailed for nine months

Judge Peter Haywood said that he had been fortunate to receive a community sentence in the first place.

“I understand why the court made a community order – you have lots of issues that you needed help with.”

But sadly he had not co-operated and he had no alternative but to revoke the order and sentence afresh.

The court heard how the defendant’s harassment kept the victim’s family awake and disturbed her grand-mother who suffered ill-health.

Ellis at the time of Llys y Coppa, Abergele, but who has since been living in temporary accommodation in Bangor, admitted putting his former partner in fear of violence by harassment.

He bombarded the home of former partner Natasha Farrah with phone calls and messages.

They were abusive and threatening and when they did not answer the phone, it continued to ring.

At 7.30am he appeared at the bedroom window and smashed it by hurling a garden gate at it.

When police were later at the property taking statements, he again rang.

The call was put on loud speaker and officers heard him being abusive and making threats.

Matthew Curtis, defending, said social services had found him accommodation in the Bangor area but away from the support of his family he had fallen to his old ways.

He had not re-offended but he accepted that it was inevitable that he would be re-sentenced.

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