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Jilted lover Jack Cadden from Thatcham threatened to bomb former lover’s Newbury home

A SPURNED lover threatened to bomb his former partner’s home and cut his own throat.

Jack Cadden even changed his social media profile picture to an image of him with a knife at his neck, Reading magistrates heard on Thursday, January 25.

Reading Magistrates Courts
Reading Magistrates Courts

His death would be on her conscience for ever, he warned.

The 30-year-old, of Bailey Avenue, Thatcham, waged a relentless stalking campaign against Vicky Pietralczyk.

The court heard that, when their relationship ended, Mr Cadden began bombarding his victim with more than 50 voice mails and 100 calls, which became increasingly aggressive and threatening.

On other occasions he would tell her he was outside her house and could see her inside, even through closed curtains, magistrates were told.

The court heard Mr Cadden sent her a message warning: “Alright for tonight, mother******?

“There will be sparks” – accompanied by bomb and fire emojis.

He even tormented Pietralczyk on Christmas Day, forcing her to leave her home.

Wahab Mohammad, prosecuting, said: “The defendant also changed his online account profile picture to hers and uploaded posts of an intimate nature.

“He posted a picture of himself holding a knife to his own throat and said he would slit his throat on her doorstep and it would be on her conscience for the rest of her life.”

Mr Cadden also threatened to bomb or burn her house down and made threats to her friends and family the court heard.

He was arrested and bailed on condition he did not contact Ms Pietralczyk, go to Newbury College or go to her Newbury home.

But on Christmas Day last year he was outside her address and was arrested again.

Mr Cadden admitted an offence of stalking involving fear of violence.

He has one previous conviction for an unrelated matter.

Ms Pietralczyk said in a victim impact statement that her life had been turned upside down.

She said she was scared to leave her home, couldn’t sleep and feared Mr Cadden was watching her round the clock.

Ms Pietralczyk went on: “I’m feeling exhausted – it’s affected every part of my life.

“My friends and family are worried about me.

“I’m worried he’ll continue to stalk me if he’s not stopped.”

Mr Cadden, defending himself, claimed Ms Pietralczyk had been secretly seeing him while he was on bail for stalking her.

He also claimed he had been attacked by her brother and another male.

Mr Cadden said: “I got smacked in the head and leg; kicked and stamped on in the street.”

He suggested the violence he had threatened in voice mails was in reaction to the alleged attack he suffered.

Mr Cadden added: “The arresting police officer had something against me.

“I’ve done wrong, I admit that – but the police said I’m a drug addict and I’m not.”

The court heard Mr Cadden, a car valeter, lived at home with his parents.

Magistrates imposed a 24 week prison sentence but suspended it for two years.

In addition Mr Cadden was ordered to complete 80 hours unpaid community work and to pay £85 costs plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £154.

Finally, he was was subject to a five year restraining order.

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