A HAMPSHIRE music performer sent his partner abusive messages and threatened to burn down their home - just months after he narrowly avoided a prison sentence for cannabis.

James Vyse, who performs under the name Vyse MC, sent more than 100 texts to his partner, including one which he said he hoped she died, it has been reported.

Southampton Crown Court heard how Vyse’s partner received the texts while out with friends on July 9.

She reported the texts to the police.

According to reports, the court heard she phoned police a second time later that day, after she returned to the property to find a window had been smashed and a vacuum cleaner broken.

Vyse pleaded guilty to charges of harassment and criminal damage.

He also admitted breaching a suspended sentence, imposed by the same court in February.

As previously reported in the Echo, Vyse, 31, was caught with 33 deals worth of the Class B drug when police visited his home in August last year.

Officers also found texts sent from his phone showing price lists for different amounts of cannabis.

Vyse admitted dealing cannabis, but claimed it was on a small scale and only to friends.

Sentencing Vyse for his most recent offences, Judge Paul Dunkels said it would be “unjust” to activate the suspended sentence and extended the suspended sentence term to 15 months and fined Vyse £50.