A CONTROLLING man who broke his bail conditions to contact a woman through Pokemon Go has been sent to the crown court.

Theo Waldron entered a guilty plea to one count of engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in October.


The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 36-year-old had repeatedly or continuously engaged in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and which he knew or ought to have known would have a serious effect on a woman in Ross-on-Wye between November 1, 2022, and October 3, 2023.

He had controlled her leisure activities, social media, and internet usage, claimed to be able to monitor her movements, assaulted her, threatened to assault her and others, pressured her about her working arrangements and travel to and from work, sought to isolate her from friends and family, and contacted her while on police bail through the Pokemon Go online gaming app.

The case was sent to the crown court for sentencing and Waldron, of The Meads, Hildersley, was remanded in custody.

He will appear before Worcester Crown Court for sentencing on November 10.