A MAN threatened to choke his former partner with a tablet after becoming jealous of her new relationship, a court heard.

Mehmed Mehmed, 36, pleaded guilty to sending by public communication an offensive or menacing message between July 19 and July 21.

He also pleaded guilty to using towards Charlotte Adams threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with the intent to cause that person to believe that violence would be used against her on July 20.

Rob Perry, prosecuting, said that the malicious communication matter was in relation to a text message sent which accused Miss Adams of being with another man.

They stated: "I'm going to slap you.

"I'm going to come to yours now. I have a tablet in my bag and I will make sure you choke on it."

Mr Perry said that the matter was domestic related and Miss Adams, from Ross-on-Wye, was the former partner of Mehmed, of Wyndham Street, Bridgend.

Frank Whittle, mitigating, said that there was a 'degree of wrong doing' on Mehmed's part and that the relationship between the couple had been dysfunctional.

"Any concerns you have about its future can be allayed by a restraining order," said Mr Whittle.

"The geography between these two people is going to be some distance. The actions he took came about as a result of some jealousy but also some concern as he was aware that somebody had damaged her flat.

"The thought process of the defendant is that he felt his actions and threats would achieve something. This is not the case."

Since his interview on July 26, Mehmed had been remanded in custody, a total of seven weeks.

Magistrates ordered that Mehmed should serve seven weeks in custody for each of the two charges to be served concurrently, this had already been served.

A restraining order was also imposed preventing him from contacting Miss Adams directly or indirectly for 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £135 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.