A SOUTHAMPTON man made threatening phone calls to his former partner just a day after being released from prison, a court heard. 

Michael Domican, 37, was released from jail on Christmas Eve 2021 after he had previously been locked up for revenge porn offences. 

Prosecution barrister, Leigh Hart, told how just a day later he threatened his former partner over the phone. 

His victim went on to receive a further nine phone calls, five text messages and two voicemails threatening to harm her and "put her six feet under". 

After contacting the police, she later received messages from a Facebook account under a name that wasn't related to Domican. 

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Ms Hart said the communication was of a "disturbing and threatening manner" and included threats to cut the victim and her new partner's necks. 

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She added that the communication had left the victim "feeling very scared" and that she had "expressed that she wants him to stop so she can move on with her life".

Appearing before Southampton Crown Court, Domican was charged with stalking with fear of violence - he previously pleaded guilty.

Previously of Landguard Road, Southampton, Domican has 37 convictions for more than 80 offences including criminal damage and public order. 

The court also heard that he has a "history of domestic-related offences". 

But defence barrister, Richard Tutt, told the court that this was "low-level persistent offending". 

He added that there have been periods when Domican, now of no fixed address, has not offended and that he has struggled with drinking but now attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. 

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He said: "He has plainly had a very difficult start to life. He and his mother were subject to violence from his stepfather.

"He was taken into care when he was just six years old. He had an early taste of custody for the first time when he was only 15."

Mr Tutt added that the couple used to drink together before Domican was sent to jail and that the defendant "would have never carried out any of those threats". 

"He understands how frightening it must have been," he said.

But the judge, Mr Recorder Charles Morrison said that Domican had immediately made a "series of offensive phone calls" to his former partner upon release. 

"You didn't care that the victim threatened to contact the police. She wants to get on with her life but is faced with the constant worry." 

He added that the victim was even forced to change her phone number to try and stop the abuse.

Domican was jailed for a total of 13 months with the judge also granting a restraining order for his former partner. 

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