A NEWTOWN man is facing jail time after he admitted intimidating a witness involved in a stalking case against him.

Gary Richard Suff, who is already on remand at HMP Berwyn, admitted both charges in relation to stalking and intimidating the woman when he appeared via videolink at Mold Crown Court on Friday (June 11).

The 31-year-old admitted carrying out a month-long campaign of fear against his victim between April 1 and May 8 this year – which was said to have caused her serious alarm or distress and had a substantial effect on her usual day to day activities.

The stalking charge against Suff, of Canal Close, Newtown, included him repeatedly sending the woman emails during this period containing abusive content, as well as making threats to harm himself unless she did as he asked, sending messages in which he made threats to her and others, demanding that she prove where she was or who she was with at any given time.

In relation to the charge of intimidation, the court heard how, on May 7, Suff phoned a third party asking them to contact the victim in the case to tell her to drop the charges against him, which was intended to intimidate the victim.

The court was told Suff had entered guilty pleas to serious offences that “clearly pass the custody threshold”.

Judge Rhys Rowlands ordered a pre-sentence report which will take three weeks and told Suff he will reappear for sentencing at Mold on July 8.