Man’s visit to ex-girlfriend breached restraining order

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A MAN landed himself in court after breaching a restraining order by visiting his former partner,

Daniel Bell was given a 12-month restraining order barring him from contacting his ex-girlfriend in November of last year.

But he visited her at her home in Nevilles Cross Road, in Hebburn, on December 13.

The pair shared a meal and drinks, but when an argument broke out she threw him out of the house and called police.

The 32-year-old admitted breaching his restraining order when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

The pair had been together for six months, but the woman sought a restraining order when the relationship ended.

Paul Oxnard, defending, said: “The order says he shouldn’t contact her. He shouldn’t have done it, whether by invitation or not.”

Bell, now of Graingerville North, Newcastle, was given a 24-month community order, with 80 hours of unpaid work.

Magistrates also extended the existing year-long restraining order by another 12 months.