AN "obsessive" man kept sending gifts and messages to his ex-partner despite her telling him not to, a court heard.

Timothy Tucker, of Oakfield Avenue in Wrenbury, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon for sentence.

The 37-year-old had previously admitted one offence of harassment without violence, which took place in Rhos over a three month period in 2023.

Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that the defendant and the complainant, Rebecca Oxide, were in a relationship and had been married before things turned "sour."

They separated, but Tucker did not accept the relationship was over.

He was told she didn't want to have contact with him, but he sent her letters, gifts and emails.

The complainant felt "he was never going to leave her alone," and he even attempted to join a social group she was part of.

A probation officer told the court: "Mr Tucker has advised me it was never his intention to cause any harm or distress.

"He was desperate to reconcile the relationship.

"Apart from this period of time, there's nothing that has indicated any previous domestic abuse where Ms Oxide has been the victim.

"He appreciates there will be a restraining order and his mental health has taken a toll over this relationship - he's been receiving quite a lot of counselling."

Elzbeth Kenny, defending, told the court: "He is genuinely remorseful and extremely upset.

"This was his first marriage and he wanted it so badly to work. He thought he was going to be married to Rebecca Oxide for the rest of his life.

"When they separated, he was devastated and that did have an impact on his mental health.


"He now accepts the relationship has broken down."

District Judge Ibram Hussain told the defendant: "Ms Oxide messaged you and in clear, unambiguous language, said please don't contact me.

"Nevertheless, you sent her gifts, a number of letters, emails.

"This was sustained and deliberate attempts to contact Ms Oxide when you knew she didn't want that contact.

The Leader:

"You accept what you did was wrong and was, in your own words, obsessive."

The Judge handed down an 18 month community order with 10 rehabilitation activity days, 60 hours of unpaid work and 33 sessions on an accredited programme.

Tucker must also pay a £114 victim surcharge, as well as £85 costs. A five year restraining order was also imposed.