A MAN who created a fake Facebook profile to bombard his ex-girlfriend with a string of “disgusting” messages has been jailed for 18 months.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Mohammed Wasim Ahmed, 30, had been in an “on-off” relationship with the woman, now 23, for two years until their break-up in January last year.

Prosecutor Jessica Randell said Ahmed had already been convicted of harassing the woman twice in 2016, also breaching the terms of a restraining order preventing any contact with her in December that year. The harassment incidents involved him shouting through the letterbox at his victim’s home, and verbally abusing her as she tried to hide from him in a restaurant.

The court heard that between May and August last year, Ahmed set up a Facebook profile using the moniker ‘Ax Ax’.

Miss Randell said he used the account to send “numerous abusive messages”, causing the woman “alarm and distress.”

Ahmed also again breached the terms of his restraining order by meeting up with the woman on July 15 last year.

In a victim personal statement, the woman said Ahmed’s actions had left her “constantly looking over her shoulder”, stating she wanted the defendant “out of her life for good.”

Ahmed, of Shay Drive, Heaton, Bradford, admitted breaching the restraining order and sending offensive communications.

Giles Grant, defending, said his client was “ordinarily a hard-working man who supported his family”, but described Ahmed’s behaviour towards the woman as “appalling.”

Judge Jonathan Rose, who said Ahmed’s restraining order would remain in place indefinitely, described the messages sent by the defendant as “disgusting, very personal, and unpleasant.”

He told him: “You have been before the courts three times for your harassment of this woman.

“The reality is there is no remorse about you. You are simply unwilling to accept responsibility for what you do.

“You come in a particularly vile, abusive, and obnoxious manner on this occasion.

“The abuse of another human being in this way is intolerable in a civilised society.”