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Man threatened to kill ex-partner
THE former partner of a Southampton man was left terrified after he phoned her at night, telling her : “I’m coming to your house. You are dead.”
The call was placed within hours of Mark Savage appearing in court for assaulting Susan Critchley with whom he had shared a brief relationship.
As part of his sentence handed down by city magistrates, he was banned from contacting her for two years.
However, he rang her after she had gone to bed, said prosecutor Rebecca Austin. Though she answered the phone, she did not speak but heard Savage tell her: “You lied in your statement in court. You have put me on the street. I hope you are happy.”
Savage made three other calls and in another told her that he was coming to her home and she was dead.
Ms Austin said Ms Critchley was left scared and distressed and every time she answered her front door or heard a noise in her home, she feared it was him.
Savage, 36, of no fixed abode, admitted harassment and breaching a non-molestation order.
The city crown court heard he had 14 previous convictions for 29 offences, which included battery and assault and was described by Judge Advocate General Robert Hill as “an unimpressive record.”
Savage received an eight-month prison sentence which the judge suspended for two years because it was a way of making him think of his future conduct.
He was also placed on supervision for two years and had the restraining order extended to five years.
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