A 37-YEAR-OLD man with a history of assaulting his mum breached a restraining order by turning up at her house.
Blackburn magistrates heard police looking for Jason Frederick Leaver in connection with that breach eventually found him hiding behind a door at her home.
And the magistrates warned Leaver he had put himself at ‘enormous risk’ of going to prison and that he wouldn’t be as lucky if there were any further breaches.
Leaver, of Kinross Close, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to two breaches of the order in favour of Margaret Leaver.
He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison suspended for 22 months and a new restraining order was made for 22 months.
Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Leaver had a history of domestic violence against his mother and had breached the restraining order on several occasions.
On the first occasion Mrs Leaver was watching TV when her son walked into her home and started talking to her. At first he was fine but after some time he ‘kicked off’ calling her a witch and she called the police.
Andrew Church-Taylor, defending, said despite the history Leaver loved and respected his mother.
“In the past she has used the order to control him,” said Mr Church-Taylor. “She has allowed him in and when he has become a nuisance she has said right I’m ringing the police.”