A SUTTON man who breached a restraining order put in place to protect his former partner has been jailed for 48 weeks.

Magistrates sitting at York had imposed the order against Zak Peat, 29, on April 7 this year.

On July 20 this year, Peat, who gave his address as Dixon Street, again appeared before magistrates in York to answer two charges that between April 27 and May 6 he emailed Leigh Mason, from Sutton, which he was prohibited from doing by the restraining order.

He was also charged with using foul language, degrading comments, damage to property and assaults towards Ms Mason between June 1, 2017 and February 1, 2020.

He had been due to stand trial but changed his plea to guilty for both charges on June 29.

At the sentencing hearing on July 20 Peat was given a three-year community order with rehabilitation activity requirements, along with 250 hours unpaid work, costs of £85 and a surcharge of £85.

The restraining order made in April remained in place.

But the day after the hearing Peat breached the restraining order and was back in court on July 22 . The court heard he had attended the home of Ms Leigh on July 21, threatening violence towards occupants in the house.

Peat admitted the offence.

He faced three charges for breaching community orders imposed on April 7 and July 20.

He was given 16 weeks' imprisonment for each offence to run consecutively.

He was also ordered to pay a further surcharge of £156.