A LUDLOW man caught sending a woman sexually explicit pictures and messages has pleaded guilty to harassment.

David Dykes admitted sending multiple unwanted sexually explicit pictures and messages, and telling his victim he was going to go to her address.

He had been harassing the victim for almost three years, from October 2020 to September 2023, according to Crown Prosecution Service prosecutor Charlotte Morgan.

All of the offending took place in Ludlow, according to court documents. The sexually explicit messages and photos were said to have amounted to the harassment of the woman, which Dykes knew or ought to have known amounted to harassment.

Dykes, 40, of Tenbury Road, Clee Hill, was charged with one count of harassment without violence and entered a guilty plea when he appeared before magistrates in Telford last month.

He was released on unconditional bail and will appear at Telford Magistrates’ Court at the end of this month for sentencing.

During the adjournment, probation services will assess the defendant’s mental health requirements.