A MAN who was given five months to turn his life around earlier this year has been handed a nine-month suspended sentence at a deferred sentencing hearing.

Kristian Gammell, 39, of Huddersfield Road, Wyke, appeared at Bradford Crown Court in March after breaching a restraining order against a former partner.

He called her a “dosser” and said he would “pagger her cousin” when he saw her at the Tesco store in Great Horton Road, before gesturing at her from a taxi.

In March, he was given five months to get his back on track before appearing back in court yesterday, where it transpired he had committed one offence in that time.

Gammell told Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, the Recorder of Bradford, he “didn’t want to be back in court ever again”, and was caring for his grandmother.

Judge Durham Hall said: “I want you to prosper, I don’t want to come back so I have to lock you up.

“If there is any reoffending there will be a problem.”

Gammell was given a nine-month sentence, suspended for 18 months, and an 18 month community order.