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Cleator Moor man jailed for restraining order breach and assault

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN has been jailed for flouting a court order which bans him from contacting his fiancée.

Jordan Malcolm Dobson, 28, initially found himself in hot water last January when he was punished for his criminal conduct against partner Stephanie Goth. Dobson was slapped with a restraining order which prohibits him both from contacting Miss Goth and entering the Whitehaven road on which she lives.‬

But on April 8 this year, during a spell of consensual but illegal contact between the couple, Dobson began shouting at Miss Goth, who asked him to leave.‬

Dobson refused and, as his bad behaviour escalated, he grabbed her shirt – which ripped – and tried to re-enter the address by climbing through a window. Miss Goth was unhurt but called police.‬

When he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (THURS), Dobson, of Greenthwaite, Cleator Moor, admitted acting in breach of the restraining order and assault by beating.‬

The court heard of the couple’s “volatile” relationship, that there was a background leading up to the April incident, and that they “remain engaged”.‬

Judge Nicholas Barker heard it was the third time Dobson had breached the order, that he had flouted a suspended prison sentence and another previous court punishment by doing so, and noted he had refused to take up the offer of professional help to address drinking and relationship guidance.‬

“What is abundantly clear is that you have shown you are not capable of complying with these orders,” said Judge Barker, who jailed Dobson for a total of 11 months.‬

Reminding him the restraining order remained in force, the judge added: “You would be wise to take good notice of it, Mr Dobson.”‬

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