A man harassed his former partner by barraging her with death threats and abuse, police have said.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says Jordan Levine, of Haig Close, St Albans, breached a restraining order twice in April to contact his former lover, including one instance where he made 37 video calls to the victim within 15 minutes.

After she eventually answered, she was met with a barrage of death threats and abuse, including racial abuse from Levine, police said.

Levine, 27, was issued a restraining order in 2016 after being charged with criminal damage and harassment with fear of violence.

The order prohibited Levine from contacting the victim, but he has gone on to breach it several times since, police said.

This had previously resulted in him being sentenced to six months in prison.

Following the incident in April, Levine was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court to 18 months behind bars on Wednesday, May 27, after pleading guilty on the first day of his trial to malicious communication, harassment and two counts of breaching a restraining order.

Investigator Ryan Lloyd, from the Constabulary’s Domestic Abuse Investigations and Safeguarding Unit, said: “The victim in this case has suffered years of harassment by Levine and I am pleased that he is now behind bars. I hope this sentence can bring some comfort to her and serves as a warning to others that we will not hesitate to take action in these circumstances. No one should have to live in fear.”