A MAN who threatened to beat his ex-girlfriend "black and blue" and told her he would kill her has been jailed.

Peter Gronwy John Williams, of Northop Road in Flint, appeared at Mold Crown Court on Tuesday for sentencing.

The 28-year-old had previously admitted five counts of breaching a criminal behaviour order, possession of cannabis and supplying cannabis.

Jade Tufail, prosecuting, told the court the victim in all of the breach offences, which took place over a number of months last year, was his ex-partner Kayleigh Jones.

In January 2020 she tried to leave his flat but he was "paranoid" that she would see other men and refused to let her go, demanding she return money she owed him.

He said he'd kill her and her family if he didn't get the money.

In April of that year, he called her while he was travelling home and he was screaming about the money, telling her he'd smash her windows and kill her.

She got home and locked the property up before he arrived, knocking on her door and window and telling her : "[You'd] better give me the f****** money now - I'll see you soon. I'll get more than £200 out of you."

He sent her threatening and abusive messages, including that he'd batter her "black and blue" and telling her he 'hoped she would be raped'.

Williams also left her audio messages on Facebook, one of which stated his intention to "smash her face against every brick wall."

In the case of the drugs offences, a quantity of cannabis was recovered from his bedroom in April last year, and he admitted having also supplied the substance to his ex-partner.

The court heard the offences for which he found himself before the court constituted his third appearance for breaching a criminal behaviour order.

Sarah Badrawy, defending, said: "The content of the messages make for extremely difficult listening.

"He's absolutely petrified at the prospect of a custodial sentence.

"He has some particular difficulties - this defendant clearly does have some form of mental health difficulty.

"He clearly suffers with impulsivity, he has struggled with anger management and maintaining his emotions.

"Foolishly, he has chosen the path to self medicate with cannabis."

Judge Niclas Parry told him: "You have been given one opportunity after another.

"You carried out what can only be described as a campaign of threatening and highly abusive behaviour against your former partner."

On each of the five breach offences, the Judge handed him a 10 month concurrent custodial sentence

No separate penalty was imposed for the cannabis offences.

A five year restraining order was put in place to prevent him from contacting or approaching his ex-partner.