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Son banned from contacting his Carlisle parents is jailed for court order breach

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] SON banned from contacting his Carlisle parents has been jailed for flouting a judge’s order.

Alan Turner, 47, had been handed a community order at the city’s crown court last month. This was imposed after he breached a restraining order which runs until 2020 and prohibits Turner both from contacting his parents and approaching their home.

A condition of the community order was that he should reside at a rehabilitation centre in the North East to address alcohol dependency which has blighted his later life.

But Turner’s failure to check-in to the centre and contact the authorities saw him brought back to the crown court.

Recorder Julie Clemitson spoke of an “incredibly bleak” picture with both the probation service and Turner’s own lawyer conceding custody was the only feasible punishment for the latest in a string of breaches.

Turner, of no fixed address, apologised publicly for his latest indiscretion but was jailed for eight months. The restraining order which forbids contact with his parents will remain in force.

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