A MAN who went to Benidorm intending to end his life sent his former partner a text email saying he wouldn't be coming back.

Blackburn magistrates heard the email put Benjamin James Kershaw in breach of a non-molestation order.

He subsequently changed his mind about ending it all and when he came back to the UK he was arrested for breaching the order.

Kershaw, 31, of Lord Avenue, Stacksteads, pleaded guilty to breaching a non-molestation order. He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £32 victim surcharge.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said following the break down of the relationship the defendant's former partner had applied for a non-molestation order which he complied with.

As soon as it finished he contacted her and she went back to court and got another order.

"She received an e-mail from him which referenced a holiday they had been on to Benidorm," said Miss Allan.

"In a second e-mail he said he would always love her and there was no need o call the police because he wouldn't be coming back."

Philip Turner, defending, said in April 2018 his client stood trial for assaulting his partner.

"Her evidence wasn't accepted and he was acquitted," said Mr Turner

"Despite that she persuaded a civil court to make an order."

Mr Turner said Kershaw did not breach the order and after it had expired waited a few weeks before sending her a message asking if he could see his daughter.

"That was the only contact but it persuaded her to apply for another non-molestation order," said Mr Turner.

"He suffers from mental health problems and went to Benidorm, where they had holidayed together, intending to end his own life.

"He was 1,400 miles away and made it clear he was not intending to return."

Mr Turner said while he was in Benidorm Kershaw received some help with his mental health problems and on his return to the UK received further support.

"There has been no further contact and the only unlawful contact has been two emails which were clearly identifiable as being sent from Benidorm because of the pictures that were attached," said Mr Turner.