King’s Lynn man admits harassing former partner

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A man who harassed his ex-girlfriend by sending her abusive messages and explicit pictures has been warned he could face jail.

Adam Evans, 24, of Montgomery Way, Gaywood, pleaded guilty to a single charge of harassment when he appeared in court in Lynn on Tuesday.

Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, said the case related to an exchange of text messages between Evans and his former partner over a four hour period on January 9.

The court heard that, while the contact was initially friendly, the content of Evans’ messages got worse and eventually culminated with him sending the woman two intimate images of herself.

Mr Beaumont argued the case was serious enough to warrant a prison sentence.

But Chris Casey, mitigating, said his client, who has depression and has been referred for counselling, would learn nothing by being jailed.

He said: “He has a lifetime of relationships ahead and he has to learn the skills to deal with things if they go wrong.”

Mr Casey said the images Evans had sent had initially been sent to him by the woman herself. However, he accepted that his behaviour was inappropriate.

The case was adjourned until February 18 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. Evans, who was given conditional bail, was warned the bench could not rule out a prison term.