A MAN breached a restraining order after his ex-partner applied for the terms to be relaxed to make it easier for him to see his child.

Blackburn magistrates heard Martin James Noke started texting his former partner on a daily basis and some of the texts went beyond making contact arrangements which was allowed by the restraining order.

Noke, 31, of Henry Street, Church, pleaded guilty to breach of a restraining order.

He was jailed for 18 weeks and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge upon his release.

Imposing an immediate prison sentence the chairman of the magistrates said there were breaches of restraining orders all the way through his record, particularly against the latest victim.

"You know the likely outcome, you have been here before," he said.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the restraining order was made in February 2016 after Noke was convicted of assault and criminal damage.

It initially prohibited him from having any contact with his victim or approaching her house.

It was amended in August when the victim applied for contact to arrange child access to be allowed.

"Over the past few months he has been texting her every single day," said Mrs Yates.

"The charge relates to two dates when he went beyond what was allowed."

Damien Pickup, defending, said after his client's former partner applied for the relaxation she then changed her mind and said he wasn't going to see the child again.

Mr Pickup said: "He accepts the content of a few messages went beyond what was allowed."