Man admits harassing ex in front of child

Crime story
Crime story

A MAN has admitted verbally abusing his ex in front of their five-year-old daughter.

Stephen Clarke pleaded guilty to the harassment of Katy Johnson at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that between April 24 and April 26, Clarke sent a number of abusive and threatening text messages towards the victim.

This then resulted in the 26-year-old turning up at her house on the evening of April 26 after a drinking session with pals.

He proceeding to shout, swear and bang on her door, forcing her to barricade herself inside the house with the youngster.

Prosecuting, Sarah Kingston said the young child had began crying because of the commotion.

Police were called and Clarke, of High Street West, Glossop, was arrested.

He has been released on conditional bail and will return to court on May 19 for sentencing.