[A] MAN has been jailed for the sixth breach of a court order which bans him from contacting a woman.
Elijah Ali, 28, was handed an eight-month prison sentence at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI). Ali had admitted a double breach of a restraining order by both contacting the female, and entering the Petteril Bank Road area of the city.
This occurred at around 7pm, on January 28, when the female saw Ali standing at the rear patio doors as she was washing dishes.
The court heard he was “banging on the door”, and only left through the woman’s back garden after she picked up the phone.
Police who intercepted Ali a short time later noted a smell of alcohol and that he was “unsteady on his feet”.
Recorder Julie Clemitson was told Ali, of no fixed address, had breached the restraining order on five previous occasions – all during 2017.
However, Recorder Clemitson heard there were no threats nor aggression during the latest incident, and that the defendant – a man with 77 offences on his criminal record – realised he needed to turn his back on his offending.