A MAN banned from contacting his former partner or approaching her home was found in her house with her.

Blackburn magistrates heard Anthony Herdman said his partner told him she had contacted the court and the police to have the restraining order removed but that had not happened.

Herdman, 25, of Hart Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order. He was jailed for eight weeks and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said police attended following a report of a domestic at the female’s address. She said he had hit her but didn’t want to get him in trouble.

“He was at the address with her, which clearly put him in breach of the only two conditions of the restraining order,” said Miss Allan.

Catherine Fell, defending, said the victim had told her client she had made contact to have the order removed.

“He accepts he should have checked before going round to her house,” said Miss Fell.

Earlier in the week Herdman appeared before Burnley magistrates charged with being drunk and disorderly in Brougham Street in the town. On that occasion magistrates gave him a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.