A dad sent his ex-partner “ nasty” text messages.
Pennine magistrates were told how Craig Michael Maund was banned from contacting Bernadette Doherty by a 12-month non-molestation order, imposed in June last year.
Ms Doherty, who felt harassed by the messages, called the police.
Maund has convictions for assaulting Ms Doherty and a previous partner. He admitted breaching the order.
Maund (35), of Napier Street, Nelson, was given a 12 month community order, with a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement and a four week curfew.
He was also ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs and the Bench extended the non-molestation order by a year.