Dad sent threats to kill via text

A BIRCOTES dad threatened to kill his estranged wife and threw a brick through her window, Worksop Magistrates’ Court heard.

Gary Dodd, 47, of Whitehouse Court, admitted the offences.

Prosecutor Catherine Picardo said Wendy Dodd called the police just after midnight on 29th November.

The court heard how the couple had recently separated and Dodd had sent threatening texts.

Defending, Ian Pridham said Dodd had no history of abuse or violence and that his life simply “fell apart” after losing his job and his wife.

Chair of the Bench Janet Coyne refused to impose a restraining order.

Dodd must pay £200 compensation and serve a 12 month community order.