Councillor, 75, admits stalking and setting fire to door of massage parlour in Hull

A councillor, 75, who stalked a woman, sent threatening messages and set fire to the door of a Hull massage parlour has been warned he faces jail.

Former councillor Keith Moore

Keith Moore, a former East Riding councillor and who until recently was a Goole town councillor, admitted stalking and arson at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that Moore followed the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and sent her text messages on May 13 2021.

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On July 21 he poured fuel into the door of a premises, and two days later sent a letter issuing threats of violence. On September 3 he made phone calls that were "threatening and intimidating".

On October 21 he left a message in a disguised voice, the court heard.

He also admitted damaging by fire the doorway of a premises on September 1.

Judge Mark Bury adjourned the case for sentencing on January 7 and warned Moore an immediate prison sentence was likely.

He was bailed on conditions including that he must not contact the complainant, enter Edgar Street in Hull, or go into Beverley.

On November 2 East Riding Council said Moore had resigned from the town council.