Love cheat threatened to throw acid in ex-girlfriend's face after break-up
A love cheat threatened to throw acid into his ex's face during a chilling telephone call - which was overheard and recorded by the police.
Adam Wadi, 29, had bombarded his former girlfriend with phone calls after they broke-up because she discovered he was in a relationship with someone else, Newcastle Crown Court head.
The court was told police had attended the victim's home in Sunderland in January 2020 and witnessed her receiving "numerous phone calls".
Prosecutor Lee Fish told the court the contents of one of the phone calls was recorded by a police officer using a body-worn video device.
Mr Fish said the defendant asked where the woman was before making the acid threat.
He said: "It was the defendant who, during that phone call, was heard to ask where she was.
"She told him she was at home.
"Then, quite clearly, the officers heard, and it was recorded on the body-worn video, he said he was going to come around and throw acid in her face."
Wadi, of Ellesmere Road, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to sending an electronic communication with intent to cause distress or anxiety when he appeared at court.
Mr Recorder David Brooke QC, presiding, sentenced him to four months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, with 100 hours unpaid work and rehabilitation requirements.
The judge told him: "The persistence and volume of calls indicate it was not simple a one-off threat spoken in anger but a determined effort on your part to intimidate her."
Ian Hudson, defending, said Wadi has no relevant previous convictions and had been out of trouble for more than five years before the offence.
Mr Hudson said Wadi has abided by a curfew for seven months and is willing to work with the authorities.
He added: "He needs help, appropriate help is being offered."
The court heard Wadi handed in references to the court which indicate he is now a "changed person".
His victim did not support the prosecution of the case, the court heard.