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Skipton man twice breached restraining order
5:31pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Skipton man Mark Tetley has been jailed by magistrates after twice breaching a restraining order.
Tetley, 23, breached the court order banning him from going within 200 metres of his former partner just days after being sentenced by Skipton magistrates, the court heard on Friday.
Tetley, convicted last month for the assault by beating of Emma Barrett and given a suspended prison sentence, was seen by Ms Barrett and her mother walking past the house in Westmoreland Street. He was also recognised by the owner of a shop in Sackville Street, which was also within 200 yards of where Ms Barrett lived.
Tetley, who admitted the breaches, on August 15 and August 27, had concluded there was no future for his relationship with Ms Barrett, the court was told.
John Mewies, in mitigation, said following the second breach on August 27, police had issued Tetley with a map and suggested had he had it after the first breach, he might not have made the mistake.
He added Tetley, whose mother was in court, was resigned to going to prison, but that it would not be easy for him.
Magistrates told Tetley, of Belle Vue Terrace, that they considered the breaches so serious that only a custodial sentence would do. They said he had just been six days into the restraining order when he had walked past the house.
They activated the 14-week prison sentence and added a further two weeks for each of the two breaches, to run concurrently. No costs were awarded.