Sunderland man who threatened to burn woman's house and repeatedly rang her is jailed

A man who threatened to set fire to a woman’s house and bombarded her with more than 20 phone calls on the same day is behind bars.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 7:00 am

Lee Fairley committed the offences only days after receiving a suspended jail sentence for making threats towards a different woman.

Fairley, 31, is now beginning 28 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to making threats to burn a house and damage windows belonging to his latest victim on March 2.

He also admitted harassing her on the same date by ringing her more than 20 times.

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Lee Fairley has been jailed by magistrates.
Lee Fairley has been jailed by magistrates.

South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court locked up him for 16 weeks for the threats and added another 12 weeks by triggering the suspended sentence imposed on February 25.

Fairley, of Canon Cockin Street, Sunderland, was also given concurrent jail terms for the March 2 harassment and for sending a false electronic communication on the same date.

These will be served as part of the overall prison sentence.

He must also pay £100 compensation.

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