A MAN repeatedly turned up at his ex-partner's house and bombarded her with texts over a two-week period.

Blackburn magistrates heard at one stage the victim phoned Alfie Williams' mum and asked her to tell him to leave her alone.

Williams walked in on the call and moments later his mum rang the victim back and told her to lock her doors because her son was on his way round and he was going to break her jaw.

Williams, 23, of Griffin Close, Burnley, pleaded guilty to harassment. He was made subject to a community order for 18 months with a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and £95 victim surcharge and made subject to a restraining order for five years.

Nicola Morgan, prosecuting, on the first occasion Williams had been banging on his former partner's door demanding to know who was inside the house with her.

Later she was told by his cousin that he was going to come round again and make further threats.

"He was constantly sending text messages to her. She told him to leave her alone but incidents continued."

Miss Morgan detailed other instances when he turned up at her home shouting abuse including one when she saw him walking past and he picked up her bin and emptied it in the street.

In a victim personal statement she said the contact was completely unwanted.

"He knows I do not want to speak to him, I just want him to stop and leave me alone," she said.

Joathan Taylor, defending, said the charge went back to September, there had been no further incidents and his client was doing his best to move on.

"He is deeply ashamed of his behaviour and he is aware of the impact they had on his ex-partner," said Mr Taylor.