‘Text pest’ sent flood of abusive messages

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A “TEXT pest” sent his ex-wife hundreds of abusive messages in the space of a few hours, a court heard.

Among the insults Michael Brown, 30, sent to Kathryn Brown was, “You’re a tramp”.

Livingston Sheriff Court was told that even after she called police the flood of threatening calls and messages continued.

John Barclay, prosecuting, said Brown, of Livingston, West Lothian, had been with his ex-wife for ten years before an acrimonious split. He appeared for sentence yesterday after earlier pleading guilty to the charge.

Sheriff Donald Muirhead deferred sentence for six months for good behaviour.