Dad locked up after defying restraining order

From the courts
From the courts

A NORTH Derbyshire dad who defied a restraining order by visiting his ex-partner’s home has been locked up.

Chesterfield magistrates court heard how the two-year order, which banned Mark Harris, 33, from contacting Tammy Paddon, was imposed last year after he was convicted of harassing her.

Following that conviction he received a suspended jail sentence in January and a conditional discharge in June for offences of theft.

Lynn Manning, prosecuting, told the court his seven-year relationship with Ms Paddon ended three years ago and she was at home with partner Lucas Green at 7pm, on October 7, when Harris turned up.

Harris shouted that he would call police about an alleged incident involving Mr Green and threatened to stab and kill Lucas.

He left Ms Paddon’s address in Lawrence Avenue, Bolsover, but returned and demanded to see his daughter. He send text messages to Ms Paddon threatening to take their daughter.

Harris, of Nesbit Street, Bolsover, admitted breaching a restraining order, a suspended sentence order and a conditional discharge. He was jailed for a fortnight. Bob Bashforth, defending, said the relationship failed because of Harris’ drug abuse but Ms Paddon had asked him round to do jobs.