A Haverfordwest man offered £1,000 compensation to his ex-partner when he discovered he had threatened to ‘slice her throat’.

Kyle Lealand, of Dew Street, Haverfordwest, pleaded guilty to making calls and sending messages of a violent and threatening nature when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Wednesday, April 10.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, said Lealand, 31, called the complainant about 50 times over a few hours, between April 5 and 6, and sent messages saying he was going to kill her.

The court heard that Lealand threatened to slice the woman’s throat adding: “I will make sure that the police have blood to clear up.”

Lealand was arrested shortly afterwards, and said he could not recall anything when interviewed because he had consumed ten pints of cider, shots and an energy drink.

Mr Pritchard-Jones added: “He said he was very, very drunk. The relationship is at an end and the lady has asked for a restraining order. The defendant has indicated he wants to give her £1,000 in compensation.”

Mike Kelleher, defending, said: “In interview he broke down and cried when he heard what he had said. He said several times that he would never hurt her.

“He told police that he was disgusted with himself.”

The court heard that Lealand, who expressed remorse for his actions, had met a new partner and hoped to move to Aberdare.

Magistrates imposed a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, with a 10-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

Lealand was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation, a £115 surcharge and £85 costs.

The chairman of the bench said: “They are really, really nasty messages.”

A three-year restraining order was imposed prohibiting Lealand from contacting the victim or loitering within 100 metres of her address.