Serious stalking charge brought against Wigan 43-year-old

A Wigan man is facing assault and serious stalking charges.
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Craig Bithell, 43, of Crantock Road, Pemberton, stood before borough magistrates charged with stalking a named woman involving serious harm and distress between January 25 and February 7 this year by sending numerous text messages and emails and to assaulting the woman, causing her actual bodily harm on January 27.

He was released on conditional bail pending a hearing on January 9 next year before Manchester and Salford justices. No pleas have yet been entered.