A MAN has admitted stalking his ex-partner by showing up at her home and repeatedly contacting her over the phone.

Daniel Barlow, 34, of Parc Newydd in Foelgastell, appeared at Swansea Crown Court charged with controlling or coercive behaviour and stalking involving serious alarm or distress.

Barlow was accused of, between January 2021 and January 2024, engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour against a woman.

It was alleged that he isolated her from her family and friends, emotionally manipulated her in to staying with him, and monitored where she was, her phone and her social media.

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Barlow was also accused of stalking causing serious alarm and harassment between January 17 and February 16.

It was alleged that he repeatedly contacted the woman by phone and showed up at her address.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to controlling behaviour, but guilty to stalking.

Caitlin Brazel, prosecuting, said these pleas were acceptable and a trial wouldn’t be sought.

Judge Daniel Williams ordered a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Barlow was granted bail, and will be sentenced on April 9.