Man threatened to ‘slit throat’ in text
A MAN sent a text threatening to ‘slit the throat’ of anyone his former partner bought into her life, a court heard.
Ryan Mullaney, of Pavilion Way, Macclesfield, sent the text while under the influence of alcohol to his former partner, a hearing at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (October 8) was told.
Mullaney, 29, pictured, admitted sending the offensive and threatening text and possessing £20 worth of the drug methedrone, which police discovered on his person.
The court was also told that he was seeking help for alcohol and drug related issues.
His defence solicitor argued that the offender hadn’t really meant the threat.
Lesley Herman, defending Mullaney, said: “It didn’t mean he was going to kill anyone. He was nowhere near his former partner at the time, it is just something that people say.
“He is doing something about his problems. It was a stupid thing to do, he has a good job.
“When he proves his drinking is under control he and the victim may get back together.”
Magistrates, who told him his behaviour had adversely affected the victim, handed Mullaney a 24-month community order with a supervision requirement. H e was also told he must attend an alcohol treatment and a building better relationships programme, and ordered to pay £85 costs.