A DUDLEY man who continued to send text messages to his former partnerWolverhampton Crown Court. in breach of a restraining order has been locked up for eight months.Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Mark Flynn had been barred from getting in touch with the woman after he was put behind bars for 12 weeks in December last year for head-butting her when she was pregnant with their child.

The 28-year-old then sent her a string of threatening messages telling her he would throw acid in her face, snap her neck and "smash her head in."

The pair did get back together for a short time, said Mr Philip Brunt defending, despite the restraining order but she finally decided she had had enough and she left him for good in August this year.

But Flynn of Wolverhampton Street then sent her more text messages in which he admitted his behaviour had been disgusting and he promised to stop being nasty.

"The communications were obviously breaches of the restraining order but there was nothing threatening in them this time," added Mr Brunt.

He told Wolverhampton Crown Court that Flynn had finally accepted there was no future in the relationship and it was over.

Recorder Mark Brown told Flynn as he sent him to prison they were "persistent" breaches at a time when he refused to accept the relationship had ended.

Flynn admitted harassment and breaching the order and the court was told he had a previous conviction for battery against another former partner in 2016.

He had been with his new girlfriend since April or May last year and things began well but it was not long before he once again became violent.

The victim, said Mr Nicholas Burn prosecuting, had complained that on one occasion Flynn had tried to strangle her before the head-butting incident which she reported to the police.