A MAN from Ellesmere has been given a restraining order after sending abusive messages and throwing a bottle at a woman.

Scott Andrew Davies, 23, from Chapel Lane in Bagley near Ellesmere, appeared at Telford Magistrates Court on Friday, May 14, charged with sending offensive messages and assault.

The incident dates back to December 28 and 29, 2020.

Prosecuting, Daniella Davidson-James told the court that, in December last year, Davies turned up at the woman's address, then started posting things on social media about her.

Later the same day he was seen to be acting aggressively in the road outside, and appeared drunk.

After a scuffle with a family member, he went into another address, before coming back out and throwing a bottle at her, which hit her knee and smashed on the ground.

The following day he sent a text message in which he threatened to kill her.

She replied 'no you aren't', but feared he was serious. Davies continued sending similar messages, saying he would 'ruin everything' that came to her, then sent messages to one of her friends, also making threats.

The victim said she felt threatened going to work, as Davies also wrote threatening messages on social media.

Speaking to police on December 28, Davies admitted to posting things on Facebook and said it was 'disgusting' of him to post those things.

He insisted he was not going to do act on his threats.

Defending, solicitor Jamie Wade said Davies was a man of 'good character' and submitted a guilty plea at the earliest opportunity.

He also accepted alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Chairman of the bench, David Silcock, said it was a serious offence, but that Davies 'had his whole life ahead of him'.

"These are serious offences," said Mr Silcock.

"For the offence of assault and sending these messages I am giving you a community order of 12 months.

This will involve 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 90 days alcohol monitoring requirement.

"You're a young man, you've got your whole life ahead of you, accept where you're at.

"Work with the probation, they're very good."

Davies was also given a restraining order for two years against the victim, prohibiting him from contacting her directly, and not to mention her on social media.

He was also fined £50, reduced from £100 for an early guilty plea, as well as £135 prosecution charges and told to pay compensation of £100.