A man allegedly stalked a woman for a year, making multiple threats against her life.

The trial of Jordan Huntley, 33, of Ennerdale, Bracknell, opened at Reading Crown Court today (April 22).

Huntley stands accused of making a number of violent threats towards a woman in what the prosecution describe as a year-long campaign of stalking.

The defendant denies a charge of stalking involving fear of violence.

Opening the case, prosecuting barrister Gavin Pottinger said that Huntley targeted a woman over a year-long period, between September 2022 and October 2023.

Mr Pottinger told jurors: "The prosecution say that Huntley repeatedly attended her address, shouted at her in the street, left messages and phone calls.

"Some of those messages were threatening, and caused her to fear violence."

He added: "The persistence, the prosecution suggests, is key to the stalking."

Mr Pottinger suggested that the stalking escalated around Christmas 2022.

He said that some of Huntley's threats were made in messages left for the woman, while others were made after he "accosted" her on the street - and were subsequently captured in ring doorbell footage.

On one occasion, he allegedly told the woman: "You'll get your comeuppance. I'm going to ruin your life."

On another, he stated: "I'll dig you a hole and put you in it."

The prosecution suggest that Huntley's threats escalated to the point where he explicitly told her: "I'm going to f***ing stab you."

The trial continues.