Drunk man threatened to kill partner's ex

A 21-year-old who drank 20 cans of lager before threatening to slit the throat of his partner's ex-husband is under a restraining order today.

Colin Adwent

A 21-year-old who drank 20 cans of lager before threatening to slit the throat of his partner's ex-husband is under a restraining order today.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court heard Iain Sellers, of Dombey Road, telephoned Trevor Agg on November 1.

Mr Agg, who was driving and had his 12-year-old son in the car at the time, answered the call on his hands-free mobile and became embroiled in an argument over his daughter.

Wayne Ablett, prosecuting, said Sellers - who was convicted of manslaughter in March 2006 at Basildon Crown Court - told Mr Agg that if he had not been drinking he would have come over to see him.

As the argument developed Sellers then threatened to cut Mr Agg's throat, kill him and cut him up, the court heard, on Wednesday.

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Mr Ablett said Sellers later admitted he had consumed 20 cans of Stella lager before making the call and was very drunk at the time.

District Judge David Cooper was told Sellers had seven previous convictions for 15 offences.

The row blew up as the daughter of Sellers' partner at the time, who had previously been married to Mr Agg, was due to be at school the following day.

It was conceded that as Sellers became abusive, Mr Agg also became abusive.

District Judge Cooper described the argument as childish.

He said: “It's like children in a playground.”

Sellers pleaded guilty to making an offensive phone call. He was given a �100 fine, and ordered to pay �85 costs as well as a �15 victim surcharge.

Sellers was also given a one-year restraining order which prevents him making any contact with Mr Agg or his son.