Notts man threatened to blow up partner’s home

A Nottinghamshire man who threatened to blow up his partner's home has been given a suspended sentence.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 5:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th June 2020, 5:02 pm

Jarad Watson, aged 25, of Sycamore Road, Ollerton, pleaded guilty to making threats to kill, and smashing the woman's window and her mobile phone, between June 1 and June 14.

He threatened to blow up the woman’s house on June 13, and assaulted her on February 2 and June 13.

Watson appeared before magistrates in Nottingham on June 15, when he received a 20-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

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Magistrates ruled it was ‘a prolonged series of serious domestic abuse,’ but stepped back from imposing an immediate custodial sentence because Watson had kept out of trouble since 2012 and there was a prospect of rehabilitation.

He was ordered to attend 15 rehabilitation days and carry out 180 hours of unpaid work. He must also pay £300 compensation.