Man jailed for threatening girlfriend

A MAN who left a threatening message on his ex-girlfriend's mobile phone has been jailed for 12 months.David Fraser made 10 silent calls to Rhiannon Satchwith's mobile phone in the early hours of the morning and also left a voicemail message.

A MAN who left a threatening message on his ex-girlfriend's mobile phone has been jailed for 12 months.

David Fraser made 10 silent calls to Rhiannon Satchwith's mobile phone in the early hours of the morning and also left a voicemail message.

Giving evidence at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday, Miss Satchwith said Fraser had disguised his voice and had used a "monster" voice that she had heard him using when he played with their young son.

She added Fraser had said that in the message "You are going to die George", which she took as a threat to her new boyfriend, followed by the sound of laughter.

Fraser, 36, of Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, had denied breaching a restraining order preventing him from contacting Miss Satchwith, but a jury found him guilty.

He was jailed for nine months for also ordered to serve a further three months consecutively for committing an offence during the unexpired portion of an 18-month jail sentence for breaching a county court injunction relating to Miss Satchwith.

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Giving evidence, Fraser had denied making the silent telephone calls or leaving the voicemail message and claimed he had spent the night in question with his current girlfriend.

Fraser told the court he did not always carry his phone around with him and claimed his friends used it to make calls.

Jane Eley, mitigating, said the telephone calls had been a "one-off" and Fraser had now moved on with his life.

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