A man “fixated” with his ex partner has been jailed for breaking court orders barring him from contacting her or her family.
Andrew Claydon breached a non-molestation order within weeks of the ban being made.
He got himself into trouble by approaching a family support worker who called at the woman’s Blackpool home.
This was followed by him confronting his former girlfriend in the street and calling her names.
Later, he banged on a car window as she, her partner and her two children were inside and invited her boyfriend to fight with him.
The final incidents involved him sending a text message on two different dates.
Claydon, 38, of Rawcliffe Street, South Shore, was jailed for 26 months by a judge at Preston Crown Court. He pleaded guilty to six breaches of the non-molestation order. His offences put him in breach of a suspended sentence in a previous case relating to her new partner.
Kimberley Obrusik, prosecuting, said the non-molestation order was made in September last year.
The conditions included not to contact his former partner or go within a hundred metres of her home.
Then, just over a month later, he approached a family support worker who was visiting the woman at her Blackpool address. He had apparently been staring at her in the street and went on to ask if she was from social services.
The following month, he rode up on a bicycle and was verbally abusive to his former partner when she had gone to collect her children from school.
Two further breaches arose by text in January.
A victim impact statement by the woman showed that what she went through had a great effect on her. She was said to have suffered depression, cannot sleep, is nervous about going out and has felt controlled by the defendant.
Waheed Omran-Baber, defending, said: “He believed the other male was a drug dealer and was taking his child out shoplifting.”
Judge Robert Altham told Claydon he was fixated with his ex.
He said: “You are someone who holds court orders in utter contempt”.
The judge imposed a restraining order banning him contacting his ex-partner or her family until May 2017.