A MAN used an unauthorised phone to send threatening messages to his former partner from HMP Hewell near Redditch, where he was serving a sentence for assaulting her.
And the illegal phone has now landed Kieran Timms with a longer sentence than the one he was serving when he used it.
He pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to breaching a restraining order by contacting his ex-partner and making an unauthorised transmission from inside a prison.
Timms, 24, previously of Webster Avenue, Kenilworth, but who was serving a sentence at HMP Hewell at the time, was jailed for 18 months by Judge Andrew Lockhart QC with a concurrent ten-month sentence for breaching the restraining order, which was extended indefinitely.
In January Timms, who had previous convictions for violence and burglary, was jailed for 23 weeks for battery.
He was also made subject to a restraining order banning him from contacting his victim who had been in a relationship with him for five years before the assault, and with whom he had a young son.