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Northop boxer threatened to kill ex-wife and torch Connah’s Quay house

AN AMATEUR boxer made threats in telephone calls to his ex-wife when he suspected she was seeing one of his friends, a court was told.

Colin Mark Sullivan, 29, formerly of Pilgrim’s Way in Northop, admitted two charges of making malicious calls at an earlier hearing.

At Flintshire Magistrates Court today (Thursday) Sullivan – who had threatened to kill the complainant and burn her house down in a serious of telephone calls on New Year’s Day – was placed on a community order and ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.

A restraining order was also made under which he is not to approach Rachel Sullivan or go within 250 yards of her home address in Connah’s Quay.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, told the court that Mrs Sullivan had been to a New Year’s Eve party and had received some text messages from a friend of the defendant.

The following day she received text messages and calls from the defendant, who was shouting and ranting down the phone.

He said he was going to kill her and his friend, and threatened to burn her house down.

The court was told Mrs Sullivan was scared and feared for her safety and that of her daughter, as she was aware her ex-husband had previous convictions for violence.

The defendant, a self-employed joiner who is in the process of building new houses in Hawarden and Connah’s Quay, now lives at Gorsey Hey Road, Burton, Wirral.