Chesterfield court’s jail warning after restraining order breach

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Magistrates have warned an offender that he faces jail if he continues to breach a restraining order banning him from visiting his former partner.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, January 7, how Tomaz Bialk, 45, of Cavendish Court, Newland Dale, Chesterfield, was caught illegally visiting his former partner’s home when he was banned from doing so.

Prosecuting solicitor Mike Law said: “A restraining order was imposed on Bialk about a year ago but police received a 999 call from the complainant saying the defendant was causing problems and being aggressive.

“She wanted him to leave her home after she had invited him around and an argument had developed.

“Bialk was found in the complainant’s property.”

Bialk pleaded guilty to breaching the restraining order after the incident in December.

Defence solicitor Robert Sowter said: “The complainant had invited Mr Bialk to her home and she has since said that she does not want to pursue any action and she had not felt scared or threatened.

“She said she did not want to make a complaint.

“However, Mr Bialk accepts he was at the address and accepts full responsibility for his actions and that he was in breach of an 18 month restraining order.”

Magistrates warned Bialk that he risks a custodial sentence of up to five years if he breaches his order again.

They sentenced Bialk to a 12 month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.