A KIDDERMINSTER man has admitted harassing a woman by sending "threatening" texts and creating fake Facebook accounts to keep in contact.

Ian Lawson, of Valley Close in Low Habberley, caused Danielle Handy to fear violence would be used against her after sending constant emails and messages which caused her alarm and distress.

The emails and messages were sent to Ms Handy between June 12 this year and September 20.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court yesterday (Friday, November 1).

Some of the messages were read out by prosecutor Nicola Ritchie included: "Snitches get stitches," "Time is ticking on how long I can be nice for," and "I'm going to kill people."

It was heard Ms Handy replied to messages by saying "leave me alone" and "I'm scared for what your next action is going to be."

The court also heard the messages were "causing her depression" and "affected her emotionally."

John Rogers, for Lawson, said there were messages which were "not threatening" and appeared amicable.

Mr Rogers said: "He quite clearly asks to meet her in the park to smoke cannabis."

The court heard Ms Handy responded to some of the correspondence because she cared for him and thought he would self harm.

By contacting Ms Handy via emails and electronic texts, Lawson breached a non-molestation order previously made by Wolverhampton Family Court.

Lawson has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Worcester Crown Court in December for sentencing.