Jilted man threatened ex with revenge porn and bombarded her with calls

A 29-year-old Bradford man has been jailed for three years after a judge warned him and others that offences of “controlling behaviour” would not be tolerated by the courts.

Judge Richard Mansell QC told Jenson Oxford that he had to stay away from the woman and let her move on with her life after hearing how he bombarded her with texts and calls, threatened to post intimate photos of her on social media and even “tailgated” her car on two occasions as she drove around roads in Halifax.

Bradford Crown Court heard how on the second occasion the complainant’s friend, who was in the car with her, filmed Oxford’s driving after he “lay in wait” for them before overtaking their vehicle and slamming on his brakes in front of them.

Judge Mansell said Oxford, who threw objects including a cigarette lighter at the car, followed the complainant’s vehicle to Halifax police station during the incident in April and the women were seen to be “visibly upset and distressed.“

They genuinely feared for their lives during what was an appalling piece of intimidatory and dangerous driving,” said Judge Mansell.

The judge described Oxford’s threats to post “revenge porn” photos on social media as “a despicable act”, whether it was carried out or not, and said a lengthy custodial sentence was the only outcome.

He said the sentence was needed to warn Oxford and others that such conduct was “totally unacceptable” and would not be tolerated by the courts.

Oxford, of Inkerman Street, Bradford, was jailed for 27 months for the offence of “controlling or coercive behaviour” and given an additional nine months in custody for the dangerous driving offence in April this year.

Judge Mansell banned Oxford from driving for 27 months and imposed a lifetime restraining order which bans him from contacting the complainant again.

“You stay away from this woman and let her move on with her life,” the judge told Oxford.

Solicitor advocate Safter Salam, for Oxford, said his client now realised his behaviour was irrational and had caused fear and distress to the victim.

YorkshireLive – Halifax