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Luke Kelly made arson threats to ex-girlfriend
9:40am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A MAN made arson threats by text message when his ex-girlfriend tried to arrange to collect some of her belongings, York magistrates heard.
Sam Law, prosecuting, said Luke Kelly, 20, told the woman: “Ha, ha, you wait and see what happens now”, “places will be burnt down” and “you will see, I know where your family live”. His former girlfriend phoned the police and Kelly was arrested.
Kelly, of Invicta Court, Foxwood, pleaded guilty to sending a malicious text message and was fined £100, plus a statutory surcharge of £20 and £85 prosecution costs.
His solicitor, Lee-Anne Robins-Hicks, said he had never intended to carry out any of the threats.
The couple had been out of contact for some time after their relationship broke down. When his ex-girlfriend got in touch to arrange the collection, she texted something that upset Kelly, the court was told. He had something to drink and in a “distressed state of mind” sent the texts. He had already apologised to her and another member of her family.