A man who sent threatening messages to his girlfriend before going to her house with a knife has been jailed.
Nathan Isaac Miller Holliday of Clifton Terrace in Douglas appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.
The 33 year old admitted using provoking behaviour and sending menacing messages on November 4 and criminal damage on December 19.
The court heard in November Holliday turned up to his then-partner’s home with a Stanley knife he used for work, and in December she discovered him inside her house - he’d damaged Christmas presents and furnishings.
His advocate told the hearing Holliday had an alcohol problem and wanted to go to jail to beat it.
Mrs Hughes sent him to prison for a total of 26 weeks, and also banned him from contacting his victim.
Holliday was also given a six-month ban preventing him from entering licensed premises or buying alcohol.