A MAN has been jailed for three months after making serious threats of violence towards a woman.

Jonathon Park, of East Avenue, Leigh, admitted continually sending abusive text messages between November 1 and 6.

The 28-year-old also pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to custody at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on January 17 after being released on bail and has breached previous orders of the court.

As well as jailing Park on Tuesday the court imposed a restraining order and ordered him to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Reoffender Michael Sephton was imprisoned for 14 weeks after admitting driving a car in Leigh on Monday while disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence and carrying an offensive weapon – a lock knife – in a public place.

The 34-year-old, of Lulworth Drive, Hindley Green, committed the crimes while subject to a suspended prison sentence for another driving while banned offence on November 22

On top of jailing Sephton magistrates disqualified him from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months and ordered him to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

David Skuse admitted breaching a restraining order by sending Facebook messages to a woman on October 30.

The 44-year-old, of Carlyle Grove, Leigh, also pleaded guilty to stealing an £800 TV in the town on November 25.

Sentencing was deferred to November 13.

In the meantime Skuse has to attend a drug and alcohol detoxification programme.