Man jailed for harassing ex-partner

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A BLACKPOOL man has been jailed for 16 weeks for a series of offences, including breaching an anti-harassment order.

Anthony Leeming, 26, of Laburnum Street, Layton, also admitted failing to attend court, assaulting his former partner and failing to comply with the requirements of a community order.

Paul Foster, prosecuting, said police were called to Leeming’s former partner’s house where she lived with their two-year-old child.

They discovered Leeming had been in the premises against the terms of a court order. Inside he had started to drink and when the couple rowed he hit her once.

He took her mobile phone from her but she left, went to a neighbour’s house , and rang the police.

Peter Cave, defending, said his client realised his freedom was in jeopardy because he had breached the terms of a suspended jail term.

The lawyer told magistrates: “My client say he has been to his former partner’s house twice but both times it was at her invitation.”

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