Ex-boyfriend tried to get into ex’s home

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man tried to push his way into his former girlfriend’s home after accusing her of having someone in the address.

Jamie McKinlay broke a court order again the next day when he appeared outside the nursery his ex had taken their daughters to.

McKinlay, a 34-year-old labourer, of General Street, North Shore, pleaded guilty to two offences of breaching a restraining order.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks jail suspended for 12 months, given a two-year restraining order not to contact his ex and ordered to pay a £180 court charge plus £85 victims’ surcharge by District Judge David Stott sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said McKinlay had previously been put on a restraining order which would have ended in September next year.

The order banned him from contacting his ex, except in relation to contact with his children, through a third party.

On May 10, McKinlay went to his ex’s home to take back one of his children who had stayed the night with him.

He asked his ex whether she was seeing anyone else, tried to push his way into the address and called her a vile name.

The following day he appeared outside a Blackpool nursery to which his ex had taken the children.

Brett Chappell, defending, said when McKinlay had gone to his ex’s home he had asked to see his other daughter who was ill. He did not go into the address.

The next day he went to the nursery to check on that daughter’s welfare.