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Man who left magic set at woman's home jailed

A man who left a bag filled with a magic set, an Xbox and a Dictaphone containing an abusive message recording at a woman's home has been jailed.

Thomas Gill, whom police said was 28 and lived on Baldmoor Lake Road in Birmingham, was jailed for 16 months for being in breach of a court order.

Judge Carmel Wall said he had been ordered not to harass the woman and ruled he was in contempt of court.

The judge said the city council took legal action against Gill.

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He also indicated the woman had lived in Sutton Coldfield.

Gill had left the bag of tricks at her home shortly before Christmas.

The judge concluded the stunt was one of seven breaches of an injunction.

Gill had also shouted at the woman, threatened violence, damaged property and pestered her on Facebook, said the judge.

Detail has emerged in a written ruling by the judge following a hearing at Birmingham County Court.

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