A WOMAN locked the doors of her Clitheroe shop after seeing her estranged husband in breach of a restraining order.

Blackburn magistrates heard Kevin Homes left but returned and tried the front and rear doors and started shouting out her name.

And the court was told Carol Holmes was deeply disappointed the restraining order imposed only eight days before the incident had failed to provide the protection she had hoped for.

Holmes, 53, of Cheltenham Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to breach of a restraining order.

He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Mrs Holmes was speaking to a customer when she saw her estranged husband stood inside the front door.

She added: “His behaviour left her worried the restraining order wasn’t working. She is afraid to go home in case he turns up at her address.”

Scott Parker, defending, said as a result of the incident Homes had spent the weekend in police cells.

He said Holmes was aware his son was due to travel to South America and Australia and had wanted to speak to him before he left.

He had gone to where he worked and when he wasn’t there, had gone to see his ex-wife to see if she could help.