A CHESTER man who threatened to kill himself has pleaded guilty to harassing his estranged wife.
At Chester Magistrates Court, Simon Carswell, 38, of Vicars Cross, was granted conditional bail after he admitted making up to 30 telephone call a day to Catherine Carswell.
A father of three, Carswell also admitted writing and hand delivering a letter to Mrs Carswell’s residence in Ellesmere Port in which he threatened to commit suicide.
The court heard how, after the relationship between them had broken down, Mrs Carswell changed her phone number and went ex-directory. But Carswell managed to obtain the number and made up to 30 calls a day from April 2-May 21.
Defending, Clare Jones said: “Mr Carswell suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and takes medication. But when he stops taking his medication he can feel low and sometimes experiences suicidal thoughts.
“He made the calls to speak to his children but, as all of the calls were left unanswered, this added to his frustration.”
Mr Carswell was granted conditional bail and was ordered not to make contact with his wife and not to enter Pooltown Road in Ellesmere Port.
Sentencing will take place at Chester Magistrates Court on Wednesday, September 3.