A MAN began harassing his partner when she ended the relationship.

Blackburn magistrates heard Scott Watson sent threatening messages and turned up at her home, kicking at the door after being refused entry.

Watson, 37, of Glasson Close, Blackburn, admitted to harassment. He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with a 20-day rehab activity requirement and 100 hours unpaid work. Watson was also made subject to a restraining order for two years and ordered to pay a £114 victim surcharge.

Bilal Saeed, prosecuting, said after he moved out of the family home Watson began contacting his ex-partner. When she said she was going to block him he told her not to “get cocky” and threatened to take her door off.

He turned up at her address on several occasions and kicked at the door demanding to be let in.

“He made various threats towards her,” said Mr Saeed. “She blocked him but then unblocked him because she knew he would turn up at her address.