Tagged man sent abusive texts to girl

A DEWSBURY man was remanded in custody for breaching a condition of his bail by sending his exgirlfriend abusive text messages.

Craig Eyles, 22, of St John’s Walk, Westtown, was banned from contacting the 16yearold girl after admitting two charges of assaulting her.

He was released on bail with an electronic tag following a hearing at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court in Huddersfield last Friday.

But within hours Eyles contacted the victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons – on Facebook and sent her 14 abusive text messages.

Eyles was arrested on Saturday when police were called to St John’s Walk over reports of the girl screaming outside a block of flats.

James Gelsthorpe, prosecuting, said the girl told police she had gone to Eyles’ flat and he came out and dragged her down three flights of stairs.

But Marnat Ali, for Eyles, claimed that was a lie and added his client denied sending the text messages as his mobile was broken.

Mr Ali said: “He was arrested for assault, but no further action was taken. Had he come out of his flat, the tag would have gone off, so she is lying.”

Magistrates decided Eyles had breached his bail and remanded him in custody. He is due to be sentenced for the two other assaults on October 18.

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