A JILTED lover who was jailed and banned from going near his ex after attacking her new man managed to send her a threatening letter from prison.
Stuart Fraser already had a restraining order telling him to stay away from Kelly Simkins when he beat up her partner Christopher Dean.
The 31-year-old was jailed for the assault on Mr Dean, which left him with two black eyes and a broken nose, and given another restraining order.
But Fraser was able to write to the couple from his cell in Bullingdon prison, Oxfordshire, while serving his 17-month sentence.
He got round the prison guards by using the couple’s Waterlooville address but putting the name ‘Emma’ on the envelope.
With the letter he including a photograph of Mr Dean, bloodied and bruised after the attack, which Fraser said he was going to put on Facebook.
He threatened to break Mr Dean’s nose again saying: ‘You should know what I’m like by now.’
Knowing he would be released just three months into his sentence, because of time he had spent on remand, Fraser wrote: ‘He can still walk around without looking over his back for this month but by January he will be looking over his back and keeping the door locked at all times.
‘I’ve got a restraining order once again but did that stop me? Don’t think so.
‘I will make sure his life is hell.’
Portsmouth Crown Court heard Fraser has convictions for 113 previous offences.
Unyime Davies, defending, said he had been released from prison in January and hadn’t followed through on the threats.
‘The time in custody made an impact on him,’ she said.
Fraser, of Laburnum Road, Waterlooville, pleaded guilty to breaching the latest restraining order.
Deputy Circuit Judge Patrick Hooton said he had come within an inch of jailing him.
‘It’s only because you have done nothing since you have been out that I am, in effect, going to let you off,’ he said.
Fraser was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years.
‘Another breach and they’re going to throw away the key,’ the judge warned.
‘You’re very lucky.’