Welwyn Garden City man admits making threatening calls to ex-girlfriend

A MAN who made a threatening phone call to his ex-girlfriend has been told by a judge he must learn to control his temper.

Richard Wilding was given the advice when he appeared in front of Judge John Plumstead at St Albans Crown Court on Friday.

The court heard Wilding, 20, of By The Mount, WGC, had, following the call to his ex, then turned up at her home where he struggled with a police officer who had arrested him.

Wilding admitted resisting arrest and making a threatening phone call on August 19 last year.

Judge Plumstead said he had formed the opinion Wilding was inclined to have temper tantrums when he couldn’t get his way.


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“His behaviour was that of a spoilt child,” he said.

He sentenced Wilding to a two-year community order with supervision which means attending a domestic abuse programme.

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The judge said he hoped Wilding would learn to control his temper.

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